My New Mobile Coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by newbiecaroline, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. newbiecaroline

    newbiecaroline Chillin' With My Peeps

    395
    1
    141
    Jan 21, 2008
    Alberta
    I know I want more chickens and told hubby I need another coop.
    I knew Hubby's going to be busy on other projects so I figured this should solve a lot of problems for everybody including the chickens I haven't even ordered yet lol


    1) I wanted something that looks "ok" and fit in to the surroundings?
    2) very well insulated from the heat and extreme cold we get here. It was minus 50 with the wind chill for a few days
    3) quick and easy
    So I had an idea and got on the "used" websites [​IMG]
    I just bought this over the phone and the guy is delivering it for me!
    Tell me what you think?
    Everything works, and I think I could use just the oven on minimum and they all be toasty AND I can keep feed in a cupboard and hook the water hose to the sink!
    Has vents, windows...drapes rofl
    Just have to remodel the inside a bit and it's done!
    Oh and ah tell hubby. It was a great deal [​IMG]

    New Mobile Coop

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    That's great- I need to convince dw that we need to do this with our dead motor home.
     
  3. jdypat

    jdypat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I have no idea where Irvine Alberta Is located.. and it very well may be a wonderful place to live..but if it ws me..??? id hook that thngy to my car and fill er up with my treasures and id go south.. as far as those tires would take me. i have neighbors who live in things worse than that .. you would fit right in. we'd have a party to take the wheels off and put a skirt around it.
    sounds bad? it was 72 degrees yesterday... might be 10 todat but if you dont like it stand still a few minutes it changes. airconditioner in the day time heat at night.. coat in the morning and none in the afternoon. but it works.. i cant imagine that kind of cold. whew irvine must be way up north.. canada?
     
  4. newbiecaroline

    newbiecaroline Chillin' With My Peeps

    395
    1
    141
    Jan 21, 2008
    Alberta
    Hi, nope we are two hours from havre border in southern alberta. a system came north from the states and put us in a deep freeze. this is the coldest i have ever experienced in canada
     
  5. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

    5,110
    25
    281
    Dec 21, 2007
    KY
    lol nice idea!!!can you get a pic of the inside? [​IMG]
     
  6. newbiecaroline

    newbiecaroline Chillin' With My Peeps

    395
    1
    141
    Jan 21, 2008
    Alberta
    I bought it over the internet and the seller isnt back into town till the 11th. I can have him send me pics then. But since all I'm interested in is flloors walls ceiling I didn't care what the inside looks like. Insulation was my biggest concern and leaks. I'll tear out what I have to and remodel it shouldn't be too hard - the tenants aint picky! lol
    Looked at some truck campers too but I needed some more room than they offered.
    yep I like idea, it's all there already! wiring, heat etc
    now to find some dog fencing for around it
    movable coops are called tractors? that makes this a tractor trailer? lol
    thanks for replying
     
  7. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    Around here we call that Redneck. [​IMG] Funny thing is I thought about that the other day, my neighbor has one similar he offered to the boys for hanging out in but I looked at it thinking.....chickens......[​IMG]
     
  8. newbiecaroline

    newbiecaroline Chillin' With My Peeps

    395
    1
    141
    Jan 21, 2008
    Alberta
    I was asking in another thread I included pics on what my chickens were now I know - red neck chickens - I can start a new beed - wonder if they'll leave their nests on the front lawn?
     
  9. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

    4,518
    114
    291
    Mar 10, 2007
    Dimondale
    There was a link....a long time ago that someone turned a mobile home into a coop. It was really neat! Completely redid the insides. I wonder if any one remembers where that is??? Good luck. Hey, most of the work is done, right?
     
  10. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    I like it [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by