old coop design

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mightieskeeper, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. mightieskeeper

    mightieskeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found these coops in old poultry book. I am wondering how well they work. I like the design low to the ground. Less material and cost to build. Any BYCers use this style?

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  2. Preservation Acres

    Preservation Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lots of folks are still making and using coops of this type. They're very popular.
     
  3. mightieskeeper

    mightieskeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does any one have inside pictures of this style.
     
  4. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IMO it will be very hard to clean it.
     
  5. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is that a tractor, or stationary? I agree that it would be hard to get in those low corners if it was a stationary coop. If it's a tractor, though, you would just move it, and leave the mess behind!
     
  6. mightieskeeper

    mightieskeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These coops are stationary. Were there chicken tractors a hundred years ago?
     

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