Finally started our tractor/coop thing

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ozarkjeep, May 4, 2008.

  1. ozarkjeep

    ozarkjeep Out Of The Brooder

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    tried using some scrap wood we had, and it was too twisted and bowed, more aggrevation than it was worth.

    idea is nighttime coop is UPSTAIRS, and protected underneath for when we arent around, I will build a flight pen, or a "run" that connects up to this as well.

    Needs another day or two of my attention.

    all screwed and glued together, should be around $200 in materials when all said and done.
    meant to house my 4 full sized chickens.

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  2. KrisRose

    KrisRose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2007
    Davison, MI.
    Very nice. With the run attached it will hold more than 4. [​IMG]
     
  3. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    I really like it! its very creative. But when there's a design like yours and the coop is really long and off the ground, you may have trouble catching the chickens.
     
  4. ozarkjeep

    ozarkjeep Out Of The Brooder

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    I had wondered about that actually, I was thinking doors at each end, and the sides ( siding) will remove with 4 screws, and the floors slide in and out, to make them easy to wash, or replace. so I COULD take it apart and grab them if i had to.

    I finally decided, that if the chickens didnt want to be caught, they could just stay in there.

    I couldn't really think of a time that i would HAVE to remove them from the coop?
    thats the opposite problem I can foresee, since I plan to lock them in there everynight for safety from the roaming predators.

    so far though, they follow me around the yard, and when they hear our voices, they are trying to get out to play with us.
     
  5. ozarkjeep

    ozarkjeep Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are a few more, the shingles added more weight than I wanted on the roof, but I think I can still move it around ( barely) if not Ill change it to the clear plastic corrugated roofing.

    I was proud of the kids, I showed them how and they did all the shingles ( havent done the ridge cap yet)

    shows the hog wire for the floor in one pic also.

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  6. utahmethodist

    utahmethodist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now those are some kids with SKILLS! [​IMG]

    They are totally adorable.
     
  7. BreakneckBrook

    BreakneckBrook Out Of The Brooder

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    Way to make use of the available labor force! I love your coop design as well.
     

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