Moving Coop Need Advice, Move, Rebuild, or Rent to Own

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by CherryChick, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. CherryChick

    CherryChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have just recently built a new chicken coop this last October it is 8'wide x 16'long and about 10-12' high. We worked very hard on this and built it all by our selfs. Well the house we are living at is going up for sale by the renter. They said we can take the coop with us now we are just trying to get others Opinions.

    1. Pay to have the coop moved 2-4 miles down the road. I'm not sure if anyone has had to do this with there coop. If you have what was your experience with it? Would you have done it differently? I have someone coming this afternoon to look at it and give me an estimate. Does anyone know what kinda estimate we are looking at?

    2. Rent to Own. I'm not sure if this will work but we have a bunch of places around here that you can buy a really nice shed and make monthly payments on it till it is paid off. It is a 3 year contract. It would cost us $2,200 divided over the 3 years. Was curious if anyone has done this?

    3.Just Rebuild. I don't have the money right now to fork over to build another coop or the time. Ours took us 1.5 months October thru November to build. Which we just worked on it on the weekends. Cost us about $1,600 dollars. Building a Chicken Coop at the start of summer doesnt' seem too appealing to us.

    Does anyone have any thoughts or share experience.
    Thanks so much
     
  2. loanwizard

    loanwizard Chillin' With My Peeps

    Not really any great options, but I wouldn't leave $1600.00 sitting there. You might be able to sell it, or have it moved. A good sized rollback could move it if it is solid although it would be much less solid then when started. Have to know if there are any utility wires or other clearance issues as well. 12 feet plus the height of the truck is really tall.

    Good Luck.

    Is it put together with nails or screws? You might be able to dismantle it.
     
  3. CherryChick

    CherryChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We'll it is put togther with mainly screws. I'm hoping that we can move it at no more then 500 dollars. We put a lot of money and work into our girls home and would like to have it moved if possible. We are planning on jacking it up next weekend and putting some blocks underneath it so it will be easy to move if we are able to do that. Was just curious if anyone has had to move a coop that big a couple miles down the road?
     
  4. amenfarm

    amenfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have not had a coop moved. We have had a shed moved twice. Seems like 10 years ago it was around $100-150, and they moved it with a roll back. If you don't have it moved, either take it a part and move it or sell it.
     
  5. loanwizard

    loanwizard Chillin' With My Peeps

    Like I said, the only issue with moving it is the height coupled with the bed of a roll back. Get a Lowboy involved and you are talking big dollars, especially if permits are needed.
     
  6. 3forfree

    3forfree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Contact some local towing companys. I had a shed moved by a towing company and told them what I had and they brought out a trailer that was a roll back and didn't have any problems sliding the shed onto the trailer or moving it down the road.They wrapped a tow strap around it and used the winch to slide it onto the trailer.
     
  7. CherryChick

    CherryChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was there anything special you did to help reinforce anything about the structure. Our neighbor says that it may not make it down the road since we used wood screws to build this coop. He said Nails would of been better. Now sure if it is true.
    I had a family friend come out and give me an estamate. He said $400 to move it 5-6 miles down the road. I'm not sure if that is a good price or not. I personal thought it was going to be more since it is a 8x16 building about 10-12 feet high.
     
  8. 3forfree

    3forfree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't do anything to my shed except jack up the front so he could get the edge of the roll back under it. I knew the driver and he just made a slip out for road service on my truck, and it didn't cost me anything.
     

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