How to move the coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by IRL, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. IRL

    IRL Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2010
    We have to move our coop to a new spot in order to make a bigger run. The new location is about 500 feet away over uneven ground . The coop is 4x8 and 6 feet tall. It took 5 people to move it to it's original location. Do you have any ideas of how to more easily transport this to it's new home? I was thinking somewhere along the lines Of adding wheels to one end to make it easier to drag?

    Thanks for your help
  2. DangerChickenHouse

    DangerChickenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2011
    Charlotte, NC
    Mine is about the same size and needs to be moved too! I need advice too!
  3. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

    Jul 9, 2011
    Lago Vista, TX
    I don't know how uneven the ground is but if you've got to move it that far I would do as you said and put wheels on one side. The even if it's a pain to move it's not going to require 5 people CARRY it all that way. Hopefully the grounds not too crazy because if your corners aren't well supported or the coop isn't real 'stiff' it could lead to flexing of the frame and wobbly walls once you get it to where it needs to be due to the uneven ground putting strain on one side or the other.

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