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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by kvmommy, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. kvmommy

    kvmommy Songster

    Jan 2, 2011

  2. Eggsoteric

    Eggsoteric Songster

    Nov 25, 2010
    Do you have a Lowe's or Home Depot or an equipment rental place close by? If so, can you rent a trailer? I don't think I'd try to move it on your current trailer.
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2012
  3. kvmommy

    kvmommy Songster

    Jan 2, 2011
    thats a good idea. Ok...so lets say I rent the trailer...how do I lift it and carry it to the trailer? LOL soooo clueless right now.
  4. Jakoda

    Jakoda Songster

    Apr 12, 2012
    Old Lyme CT
    hey I'm in Old lyme, so you must be in CT:) as I see this is under newlondon craiglist.

    How big is the playhouse? Maybe you can get a couple guys to help move it? I doubt it could be moved by yourself, tho it doesn't look 'that' big??

    I agree with rental place..You could always get metal poles and roll it on..
    good luck Diane
  5. Cute playhouse! Would be a cool coop!
  6. Trefoil

    Trefoil Songster

    Dec 7, 2011
    Get a friend or two or three. Remove the "railing" and anything else that sticks out. Jack it up. Depending on its size, support it on 4x4's and back the trailer (rental sounds like a good idea) under it. If you left the 4 x 4 's under it just jack it back up & off the trailer and pull the trailer out from under it. Or once you get it to the height of the trailer you may be able to push it on using pipe to roll it.What size is it? You are probably going to want to set it on some kind of foundation. Unless the lumber is treated, anything that touches the ground will rot. Over and above that,I'm a firm believer in using the building as sheltered run.
    Congratulations, it will make a nice coop. Before you set it in its final place is a good time to asses and do whatever changes or repairs that need to be done to the coop and underneath to ensure its predator proof.
  7. kvmommy

    kvmommy Songster

    Jan 2, 2011
    Hello from Gales Ferry Diane! I'm surprised to find a fellow chicken lover near me in CT. LOL

    Trefoil...would cinder blocks be ok or wooden pallet? What would you suggest? And if its a wooden floor does it need to be more secure than that for predators?

    OMG....I hope it works out and I get it. I want it so bad..it would be the loveliest coop. Oh and I believe its 4x6.

  8. Eggsoteric

    Eggsoteric Songster

    Nov 25, 2010
    How close can you get the trailer to the playhouse? I can tell you how we moved a 6x6x6 (very heavy) doghouse onto our trailer. First, there were 4 of us who moved it. We were able to get the trailer within about 20' of the doghouse. We brought along some heavy duty round posts and ended up putting the round posts under the dog house and rolled it moving the posts as we went along. A little primitive but worked out pretty well (we've since invested in a winch). If you're able to remove the porch part of the playhouse, I would move it the 2 sections. Good luck!
  9. 3forfree

    3forfree Songster

    Mar 17, 2010
    essexville, michigan
    I had to move a shed once bigger than the one you want to move. I called a wrecker company and they brought out a roll back trailer. All we had to do was raise the front up and the rollback went right under it. The operater wrapped a tow strap around it and winched it onto the trailer, and drove away with it.
  10. BMaverick

    BMaverick In the Brooder

    Oct 29, 2012
    Cross Plains, TN

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