Moveable shade for large run?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Johntodd, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. Johntodd

    Johntodd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi!
    I'll be moving my flock into a 3000 sq.ft. fenced run in about a month. This area has no natural shade at all, but I'm forced to use this area for chickens.

    I was wondering about building a sturdy, yet movable “shade tractor”, that is, a “thing” on wheels that provides shade. I would move it around every couple of days to ensure the chickens are congregating in different areas, and would also stash the water there, too.

    Anybody seen any plans for anything like this? I'm thinking two wheels on one end and handles on the other, almost like a “chickshaw”.

    My flock will be a total of ten.

    Thanks!
    -Johntodd
     
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  2. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Johntodd

    Johntodd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You know, that reminds me that I have the leftovers of a wind-busted bazoongi laying around here somewhere. Lots of shade cloth. I could do a new frame (have a woodpile already so wood is free for me), use an old 2-wheel and axle set I have laying around, and voila!

    Thanks, MeepBeep!

    -John
     

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