Finished the tractor/coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by sevenchickens7, Jul 2, 2016.

  1. sevenchickens7

    sevenchickens7 Just Hatched

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    Finished the tractor/coop today and thought I would share it with you all :)

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    The right is the play area connected by a tunnel to the coop on the left
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    In the coop;they are just little babes still so no nest boxes yet
     
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2016
  2. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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    I find it an interesting coop and run set up. Nice work on that run by the way.
    I do have one question others may be wondering about as well.
    It looks in the last photo like the coop has no floor...... If that is so how will you move it around without risking the accidental crushing of a spooked chicken?
     
  3. sevenchickens7

    sevenchickens7 Just Hatched

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    We are going to place a stop guard (piece of pvc) about 6inchs from the back of the run when we go to move the whole unit...it is rather heavy and moves very slow so chickens will just move with it. The stop guard will push them away from the back and prevent any squished feet. Haven't attempted it yet but that is the theory I'll let you know how well it works the first time we go to move it.
     
  4. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes slow and steady will be the key so they can move along too.

    Keep us posted as things progress as everyone here likes getting progress updates.
     
  5. Eggsoteric

    Eggsoteric Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love this! This idea looks like something I can use for the Turkeys as they grow out. [​IMG]
     

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