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Hexagonal "Firetower" Coop For Sale/ Fannin Co. GA

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by speckledhen, May 9, 2011.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Hexagonal coop, 6 ft across, approximately 27 sf, *if we are close on the floor area of a hexagon*. Has pull-down nest access to the two nests, a double access door for clean out, a lift up pop door, an etched plexiglass window that opens(DH etched it during college art class), a "glass block" window made from frosted glass, two long aluminum vents for cross ventilation, and is double walled. There are two roosts inside, an upper and a lower. Roof is roofing felt covered by roll roofing in a light color for heat reflection. Would be an awesome bantam coop or great for a broody or a few standards or as a grow out coop for some chicks.

    The coop is on 4x4s but is not cemented in the ground. The 4x4s could either be lifted out of the ground or cut across with a saw and the entire coop lifted up by a few burly men and placed on a trailer for transport. The coop could be placed on any number of foundations from concrete blocks to skids. It currently holds a couple of youngsters who will be vacating in a couple of weeks. Thereafter, the coop will be cleaned and ready to be removed. Asking $200 cash, you move. Available to be moved the week starting May 23rd.

    Here are some photos during construction of the Firetower, named because of its resemblance to some forest service fire observation towers. *One thing that is different now is that one of the double access doors has a window in it, added later on*
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    Here is a pic of one of the long vents, made from aluminum gutter guards:

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  2. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    What is the exact finished size side to side? I'm wondering if it would fit between the side rails on my trailer. I just mapquested it and saw your county borders on Cherokee, NC, and I've been wanting to take a short trip to the Rez anyway... [​IMG]


    Now where to find several burly guys to do the lifting.... [​IMG]
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I need to go out and check that for you. I know when we framed the floor it measured 6 ft across to from point to point on the hexagon shape, but the with the roof overhang, I'm sure it's slightly more. I believe it's about 4" over hang on each side, but I'd need to take the measuring tape out there and see.
     
  4. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    Quote:The roof won't matter, just the base. I've got two foot side walls on the trailer, just wondering if it would slide in or if I'd have to lay it on it's side or something. About a six hour drive, don't want to have to drive 30 miles an hour coming home. [​IMG]
    I'll have to go measure the trailer width too.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The roof overhangs are about 6" each with the roofing itself, so it's probably 7' wide overall, I'd think, at the roof line, but I do believe the base is about 6'. My DH is on the phone or I'd get him out there with me to re-measure it. I hope I'm remembering correctly. The side walls, up to the cap plate that the roof joists sit on, are probably 21-22" tall. I'll have to measure those for you, too.

    ETA: Seems that the sides, before you get to the roof overhang, are about 24-25", so should slide right in place, I'd think. You could make sure you had a couple of 2x4s that it could sit on so to be sure it sits above the sides.

    We've used this little coop so many times and in between, it's been disinfected each time. It's been wonderful, but we're making some changes around here and actually will be dismantling some pens and even, eventually, a huge L shaped building.
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2011
  6. schellie69

    schellie69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Man I wish I lived closer I love that coop. I hope you sell it fast.
     
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  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Thanks, it has been a very versatile little coop. It's been used for adults, chicks, juveniles and broodies with babies. We're just doing some adjustments on the property and rethinking our future flock plans and thought someone else would get some real enjoyment from it.
     
  9. wekiva bird

    wekiva bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish that i knew you were going to sell that could have got it when i pick up the babies [​IMG]
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  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Robin, I didn't know I was going to sell it then, sorry. I thought about it once before, then thought maybe we shouldn't, then Beth wanted it, but didn't know how she could get it so I dropped the idea. Lately, we've revamped some of our plans and it seems clear that the best thing to do is to sell it.
     

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