Idea for cheap small portable chicken coop

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

  1. ChickenRMe

    ChickenRMe In the Brooder

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    Hey folks! one of the first coops I built I used an old cart like this [​IMG]

    I bought mine at a yard sale for 10$ build 2 boxes on the top, 2 on the middle, and 2 on the bottom, then a few boards for a walk to the top and middle. Total Cost was about 20$ I ended up building another one since we had 14 chickens. to move it all I gota do is move the walk boards and roll it wherever I need it to go. I built the 2 boxes on each level on a piece of wood, so I can lift the boxes of the cart if needed.
     
  2. mnferalkitty

    mnferalkitty Songster

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    PVC pipe, wire and wheels (if you want them), but I find it's light enough to move without wheels.
     
  3. SouthernAlberta

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    ChickenRMe I've been wondering if a cart would work as a tractor. Do you have pics of yours?
     
  4. ChickenRMe

    ChickenRMe In the Brooder

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    I dont anymore actually, we upgraded, and have a wire run with a coop at the end about 3 feet off the ground. The cart I used had 1 top,middle, and bottom shelf. Seems more to me, like you would need a cart with just a bottom shelf.

    Edit add on: you could always build around the cart
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2012
  5. SouthernAlberta

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    That is exactly how I envisioned it.
     
  6. jasonmerritt

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    Love to see some photos.
     
  7. Chickenhill

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    Great idea. Always endless possibilities!
     
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    Not the finished product but I wound up putting a full door on top with wire and a piece of PVC corrogated roofing I had...for me total cost was only the wood - about 12$ I had everything else on hand...its 8' X 3' X 2 high - if you put wood on the sides for a house, and made it slant slightly for the roof that could open and close - would make a great simple coop house
     

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