My (almost finished) chicken tractor

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by DJKearns, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. DJKearns

    DJKearns Hatching

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    I finally got the coop and run together on the tractor. so I thought that i would share some pictures.
    the coop is made up of 2x3s, bead board exterior and lined with FRP (1/8 inch plastic wall board) and isolated with foam board.

    i used the frp to make it easy to clean out as i can just hose it down (i hope)


    from the run-end
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    there are double doors on both sides for access (only one of the long sides have vents and windows)
    the side vents are baffled to keep any breeze of the birds while they sleep.


    nest box (12x12x19)
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    a small portion of the nest box will be blocked off, i made it bigger than needed so i could add an area to let the eggs roll off to one side.

    here you can also see the attic vent (to try and keep it cooler in the summer). the attic is a separate compartment with vents on both sides to vent heat and moisture. (don't want the roof to rot)


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    inside you can see the plastic walls, roost and retaining boards to keep the shavings in.

    i also wired in a outlet for a rope light (on a timer) and fount heater.

    whats left .... permanently mount the ramp mount a rod to the pop door so i dont need to crawl through the run

    oh also when i painted the ladder i threw some sand on it to roughen up the surface a little. when the chicks were smaller they would slide from rung to rung.
     

  2. littleflocker

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    [​IMG] Nice lookin tractor I cant wait to finish mine. [​IMG]
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

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    Looks great [​IMG]
     
  4. Wolftalk

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    The Coop :)
    Looks fantastic! I love the half walk in run!!! May i ask where you got the plans??
     
  5. DJKearns

    DJKearns Hatching

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    Sorry no plans. just stole ideas from other coops and posts that i found on BYC and used whatever materials I could find. as far as the framing of the run and coop it is all standard House framing. if you like i can provide more detailed measurements on the run and the angles for the cuts.
     

  6. canesisters

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    That is the most adorable little tractor ever!
    Great job!
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  7. Wolftalk

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    The Coop :)
    Its okay. Thank you though!! but you did a wonderfull job on it!!!
     
  8. FamilyZoo

    FamilyZoo In the Brooder

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    That looks really cool! Nice job![​IMG]
     
  9. evenstargirl

    evenstargirl In the Brooder

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    Very cute!! My favorite part is the run!
     

  10. JMKearns

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    Honey, you did an amazing job! Someone at work said you should construct chicken coops professionally. Whattya think? A second job?

    XO

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