1. Come check out hundreds of awesome coop pages (and a few that need suggestions) in our 2018 Coop Rating Project!

My new tractor

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by margali, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. margali

    margali In the Brooder

    26
    0
    32
    Nov 13, 2011
    I got most of the coop framing done and the first coat of paint on it![​IMG]

    It is 4'x4' coop on a 13' run. It will have big wheels front and back to be pulled by our lawnmower. I will have about 6 hens once they finish up in the brooder.

    Total thanks to Rossetti for posting their tractor build: https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/building-a-4-season-tractor-rossetti-tractor. Mine is almost identical except I made it bigger for more chickens.

    Margali
     

  2. bnjrob

    bnjrob Crowing

    2,360
    805
    301
    Dec 31, 2008
    North TX
    Looking good so far!
     
  3. margali

    margali In the Brooder

    26
    0
    32
    Nov 13, 2011
    Finally getting some more work done on the coop. Pregnancy delay but goal is to get it done for Sept. 9th. If it's done I can buy chickens!

    [​IMG]
    Run framing is done. There will be a door at the end.
    [​IMG]

    There will be a screened window above the coop door. The open side will be a pair of large clean out doors.

    Questions-
    Does 2"x4" wire work for the run fencing?
    Can a raccoon rip up or shatter the plastic corrugated roofing material available at the hardware store?
    I have roughly 6.3 sqft of ventilation for a 4'x4'x4' coop and plan on having 6 birds. Is that enough?
     
  4. NeilsHamburgs

    NeilsHamburgs Chirping

    167
    32
    93
    Aug 28, 2012
    A coon can easily go through a 2x4 gap
     
  5. Trefoil

    Trefoil Songster

    2,317
    217
    231
    Dec 7, 2011
    You must also have either a floor or a 2' skirt on the run to keep coons out. I don't know about the roofing,am not familiar with it. The best fencing is 1/2" hardware cloth, it keeps everything out.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by