How do you move a shed?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by kittykorat, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. kittykorat

    kittykorat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2009
    Central MA
    I found this shed on craigslist:

    I think it would make a nice coop... but how do you go about moving a shed?

    How heavy are these things? My BIL has a truck... (we have a minivan..) How many guys should it take to move it?
  2. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    S.E Ind
    You could lift it and put it on a flatbed trailer. You can move a shed by jacking it up and 'rolling' it onto the trailer. Or if you know someone who has a trailer with a hoist on it they could pull it up onto it. Or you could do it the hardway like we did and disassemble it piece by piece to transport it in a minivan. LOL....[​IMG]
  3. osagebill88

    osagebill88 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 15, 2008
    Osage Co
    That thing might fit in the back of a truck. I want to say U-Haul rents a trailer with a wench....could be wrong about the wench part though.
  4. kittykorat

    kittykorat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2009
    Central MA
    The price of renting a truch would sort of defeat the purpose of getting a good deal on the shed...
    It looks like it would be a nice coop... just don't know if it is feasable to move..
    Would have to borrow BIL's truck. could two guys move something like this?
  5. gotpoodle

    gotpoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Central Mass
    Somebody else on BYC in Central Mass posted that same shed a while ago! (was it you?) I can't believe it's still available! Probably because nobody can figure out how to move it! [​IMG]

    No advice (I wouldn't know how to move it either) but it's really cute![​IMG]
  6. substandardtim

    substandardtim Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 15, 2009
    screw 2x4s onto each side sticking out like handles and get a few strong people to help you carry it.
  7. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2008
    We moved our current coop to our property. Bought it on craigslist too and it was on skids. Called one of the tow companies and they moved it out for us for about $150. Not bad I didn't think! Ours was a 8x16 building or might be 10x16 can't remember!
  8. kittykorat

    kittykorat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2009
    Central MA
    Quote:It was me, and yes, it has been listed for a couple weeks.

    I know someone else in central MA posted about someone who builds coops for a reasonable price.. but now I can;t find it.

    If we have to spend $100+ to move it, it's just not worth it to us.....

    There is also this listing
    5X7 storage crate, I think would be much easier to move, but would need a little more to covert to a coop but it is less money too:

    What do you think?
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2009
  9. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    If it's been for sale since at lest 8-22 I would offer 250. and do like substandard said; screw two 2X4's to it, one to each short side, put a person on each corner and lift the darn thing! it's cute.
  10. wing it

    wing it Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2009
    long island
    you will need a truck , to get it to the truck put a few pieces of 3" pvc pipe(5) on the ground like railroad tracks and roll it on them. as one pieces comes out the back put it in the front. i have moved sheds as big as 16x12 like this the bigger the shed the more pvc pipes you will need

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