Old Fashioned Wood Coop 12x24 How Can I Move It To The Next Town?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by JAHVREM, May 6, 2011.

  1. JAHVREM

    JAHVREM Out Of The Brooder

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    Is this baby an oversized load?

    its on skids, they can come-along it onto the goosenecked trailor....

    but it is 5' high, 12 feet wide, and 24feet long........oh my!!

    its old fashioned siding, tongue and grooved, has a steel roof, and plywood floor...

    anyone familiar with Ohio laws? what is a permit? is a coop a piece of farm equipment?

    new owners want to BURN it!!

    use your chicken math!! how many chickens can i add, if i can only get i to my house? 24 miles, country 2 lane road?

    DID I MENTION IT'S FREE? FREE? I REALLY WANT IT~~ HELP!!
     
  2. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

    Feb 12, 2009
    NE Kansas
    You can fit 72 chickens in that space!!! HOLY COW!! Not sure about the laws in Ohio as far as moving it on the road, but I'd call and find out. Do you have pictures? We [​IMG] pictures!
     
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  3. Azriel

    Azriel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should not need over-size permit, we have moved wider loads than that with out a problem. I would worry about it fiting under the overhead power lines, are you sure its only 5' tall? If so that should be OK also. Try to move it early on a Sunday morning, traffic is normally lighter then. Good Luck. Free is always good.
     
  4. JohnBob

    JohnBob Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:You will need to check with your Dept of Transportation or local highway patrol or sheriff's office for transport laws. I don't think your height or length will be a problem but your width may be. Some states or counties require you to get a permit, state your intended route, state the date and time of transport, and provide an warning escort ahead and behind your load. Also wide load carriers may be required to carry extra insurance against road or bridge/overpass damage that they might cause. Permits usually aren't too expensive, mostly the authorities just want to know before hand to be aware of any problems that might arise. I hope this helped and good luck!
     
  5. Tracyree

    Tracyree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Call a local mini barn sales lot and see if their driver will move it for a fee. The driver will know all the laws
     

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