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My Chicken Tractor/coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by marie_martin, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. marie_martin

    marie_martin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    I only have two banties so it is small, 4' wide x 5' long x 5' tall. We are going to improve it at some point, but for now it works. We can slide it but it is a bit heavy. Tried to make it so it would not turn over since in with the goats!!

    Here is the side view, excuse my daughters pj's:

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    And here is the nesting/roosting area:

    http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i162/marie_martin/Digital127.jpg

    What do you think? Ok for a first attempt and using scrap lumber??

    Marie
     
  2. Mac Momma

    Mac Momma Crabgrass Queen

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    I like it, I went to TSC and asked them for their scrap lumber from crates and stuff and I will be adding on to my coop. Thanks for posting the picture, I know it has been a while!
     
  3. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Great job, Marie! [​IMG] Your daughter is adorable! [​IMG]


    Dawn
     
  4. marie_martin

    marie_martin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    That is an old post. Not sure how it got back to the top. That coop was our first and has since been re-modeled. The chicken wire was not a good idea. Covered it with wood. Thanks for the comments though.

    Marie
     
  5. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    I never even paid attention to the post date! (smacks self in forehead)

    We need updates, then! [​IMG]


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  6. marie_martin

    marie_martin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    It is about the same, just closed in with wood and left vents at the top. Put nest boxes on the floor due to holding silkies. Have a ladder type of roost for the ones that will roost.

    Marie
     

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