Gypsy Tractor Coop idea

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Bantimna, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    Hi All! [​IMG]
    Well I've been a little nitty because of us moving and my coop can't be finished, nor is it portable! (Goodbye-Chicken Coop)
    So I've got back onto thinking about what coop I shall build, this time I've become a little wiser (I hope so).

    Last week I saw an advert for a Gypsy Caravan that the person wanted out their yard. This Gypsy Van was orginally for a play no inhabitance has lived in there. The Gypsy Van has no wheels but can be easily picked up and transported, I've also got some wheels from my sister when she moved to Oz.

    The idea is to take this Gypsy Van, add some bicycle wheels on it, put a new layer of paint on and add some more ventilation to it (mainly a few sky-lights). It will take some refurbishing, but I'm conviced it can work if worked on.

    What are your thoughts?
    Has anyone tried this before?

    Here is a example of what it looks like, (minus the blue roof, wheels, ladder and paint)

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  2. Lesa

    Lesa Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2008
    Upstate NY
    I have never seen anything like that- but I think it would work perfectly!! And how cute could you make it??? If you do it, please post pics. Good luck!
  3. Cargo

    Cargo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2010
    Farmington, NM
    You will have the best looking chook wagon on the block!
    Cant wait to see pics. [​IMG]
  4. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    You have induced a bad case of Chook-wagon envy!

    That would be an awesome playhouse, too. How expensive is it? If you can afford it, get it! I bet it would make a really neat coop.
  5. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    Quote:Well the person wanting to sell it wants about R400.00 which could be about $40, which is quiet cheap!
    I also hope to post pics soon...just need to start moving...[​IMG]

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