New A-frame tractor and new chickens

SOchick

Songster
10 Years
May 29, 2009
221
1
109
Georgia
I finished my A frame chicken tractor and got my chickens about a month ago. So far I've been having a lot of fun watching them, the chickens are not quite old enough to be laying yet, although I think one may be getting close. I have 1 black sex link about 18 weeks old now, 1 buff orpington about 10 weeks old, and 2 ameraucanas about 11 weeks old. I found the plans online, and built it with my dad. It has a run about 4x6 on the bottom, 2 nest boxes and a perch on the top. I still have to hang the feeder and waterer and paint the frame, but the pressure treated wood was still too wet, so I am hoping to get that done later this summer. I let them out for short times only when I am with them, because the part of the yard they are in is not fenced yet. They seem pretty happy in there! If anyone is interested, I have several pictures of the building in progres, but for now, here's the finished product:



and part of the inside



Let me know what you think!
 

SC_Hugh

Songster
10 Years
May 23, 2009
467
1
121
Santa Cruz, CA
I really like your portable design
, please PM me or post the design details. I have to finish a few more details on my playhouse turned coop and then start on a portable A-frame.

--Hughster da rooster
 

chills

In the Brooder
10 Years
Apr 7, 2009
45
0
21
love it! great colors too .. the a frame is perfect for our space .. i'd love more photos of the process, we havent started yet ..
thanks for sharing ..
 

tomdeggeater

Songster
12 Years
Sep 20, 2007
176
4
136
Rocky Hill, CT.
Very nice, SOchick, I like the hinged panels, and the nest boxes at the peak on either end. I drew up something like it>

It's more of a tractor type coop. I should have added wheels and barrow handles to move it easily...
Oh well, back to the drawing board...

Tom
 
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KittyKelly

Songster
10 Years
May 6, 2009
428
1
132
Central KY
THANKS!!

I might use this!!

Yours is sooo cute.

Our goal is to cover one acre in chicken tractors and fill them with birds--Seramas mostly!
 

SOchick

Songster
10 Years
May 29, 2009
221
1
109
Georgia
OK.. Sorry it took me so long to get back with y'all, dang work and chores getting in my way. I got my design here: http://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/b/better-homes-gardens/479/chicken-coop
The
measurements are metric, so we had to convert them, and measure as we went.

here's the outside frame


with the inner A frames


a close-up of the outside corner


with the inner supports


back & side panels and back wire (we used 1in cage wire) on and nest box floors done



turned on its side to attach chicken wire to the bottom


and one more of the finished product (well- almost, I still have some painting at the end of the summer


Thanks for being patient! If you have any more questions, I will do my best not to wait another week to answer!
 

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