Needing ideas/photos of chicken tractors transformed to stationery coop.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ElleninDublin, May 25, 2019.

  1. ElleninDublin

    ElleninDublin Songster

    Sep 9, 2009
    Eugene, OR
    We got a good deal on a very well made A frame chicken tractor (it's almost new). I want to make it into a secure small coop. I have an idea of what I want, but wonder if anyone else has done this. I'm thinking about raising it up and building around it. It has a very secure & good roof. Ideas? Photos? Thanks!
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

    Feb 2, 2009
    Southeast Louisiana
    This was a tractor I turned into a Grow-Out Coop. It did not have a floor in it. I set four treated corner posts kind of level, then put horizontals on the sides of those posts all around and used those for final leveling. Then I attached 1/2" hardware cloth on top of those for my floor. Next I set the tractor on top and used some splice boards to hold it in place in a high wind. Those bins underneath were to collect the poop though I could have just as easily raked it.

    G-O Coop.JPG
    The above photo was warmer weather. The one below was the winter set-up. I wrapped it to stop cold breezes. I had a lot of good ventilation on top.

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  3. ElleninDublin

    ElleninDublin Songster

    Sep 9, 2009
    Eugene, OR
    Thanks! This is kind've what I'm thinking, but going to put the run around it after I raise it up. Thanks for the example!
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Yes, photos, please ;)
    Where run off from roof goes will be essential.

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