Moving a chicken coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by CedarAcres, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. CedarAcres

    CedarAcres Sunny Side Up

    Mar 18, 2013
    My Coop
    Anyone have any advice on how to move a chicken coop? This coop is actually one of the original ones my family built like 40+ years ago, and it's been well maintained over the years. But it's just in an inconvenient spot, and I'd like to move it a bit across the yard, maybe 10 -15 feet. It's about 9x9 (just guessing here). Our yard is much different now that when it was originally built, and in it's current spot I can't do the run the way I'd like. It's resting on stone blocks on each corner.

    Here's an (old) photo where you can sort of see the size of it.

  2. tinah

    tinah Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 10, 2013
    roll it on logs?
  3. oldrooster

    oldrooster One Crazy Nut

    perhaps rent a bobcat with skid forks on the front and move it into place after you have a new foundation set up you'd just have to shim it up if not square and tie it down. Also a tractor with forks on the back that farmers use to move round bales with? If you rent a bobcat perhaps you could rent additional attachments and knock out a lot of small but time consuming jobs in a weekend...

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