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Moving Chicken Coop To New House

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by TexasChicken12, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. TexasChicken12

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    We are considering moving. The house that we might be moving to is about 45 minutes away from our existing home. We have a 8x10 foot chicken coop that me and my dad built together. It is a chicken tractor. Is there any possible way to bring it with us??? Thanks for your time!
     
  2. justplainbatty

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    Hire someone with a flat bed. I had a 12' x 8' x 12' moved by flat bed. It cost me 300 bucks but the coop had cost over 1,000 to build so I was not leaving it behind! My move was not exactly "legal" (6 inches too tall) but found a local who knew every back/dirt road to take the whole way. I am not suggesting for you to do that......but if it's small enough to be legal they may agree to it. Good luck!
     
  3. TexasChicken12

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    Thanks! All we have is a horse trailer. I'd hate to leave it behind but I don't know if my parents would spend that much money just to move it. One can only hope.Thanks for all your help!
     
  4. Mahlzeit

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    You say it's a chicken tractor so is it somewhat small? I see you said 8 x 10 but a tractor is mobile is yours?
     
  5. TexasChicken12

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    Yes, it is mobile. We move it around the yard all the time. It is enormous for a chicken tractor though.
     
  6. Mahlzeit

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    I would call around to a few different shed places and ask the cost of using a flatbed to move it.
     
  7. TexasChicken12

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    Ok! That is a good idea. Does Home Depot rent out flat beds? Thanks so much for all your help!!! I really appreciate it.
     
  8. HighStreetCoop

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    You might check Craigslist as well. Around here, there are a ton of guys with various types of trucks that will move stuff for you for very reasonable rates (I think I paid $100 for a guy with a lift gate to move my antique stove from 30 min away).
     
  9. Mahlzeit

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    Home Depot does rent out flat bd but would you be able to get the coop on there?
     
  10. TexasChicken12

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    I think a flatbed would be the only thing it would fit on.
     

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