old trampoline frame

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by wyndski, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. wyndski

    wyndski Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone ever built a tractor/coop out of a old trampoline frame? There was one here when I moved in and.. well, it is still here. [​IMG]
    I keep looking at it and thinking I could turn it into one. My two adult chickens are free range and been like that since they showed up. (long story [​IMG] ) However, I have two chicks (one of their offspring and a silkie) and do not want to free range them. If anyone has.. please share pictures.
     
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  2. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    Great question! I have an old trampoline I would like to do something with
     
  3. ArizonaNessa

    ArizonaNessa Joyfully Addicted

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    I found this the other day and was waiting for someone to share it with. I thought this was pretty neat for a trampoline AND the trampoline is still functional in this set up. Maybe it will help your imagination on the idea. [​IMG] If you click the pics on the page it will make them much better to see.

    http://chickencam.tv/ScoopOnCoops.htm
     
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  4. wyndski

    wyndski Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a cute one. [​IMG] My problem is that I only have the frame.
     
  5. willheveland

    willheveland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    get ahold of chickenannie on here.I seen one that she built on here awhile back. Will
     
  6. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    great pics. good ideas.
     
  7. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks for the website.
    We have a full trampoline,but no one uses it, so I might find a way to make it into a full coop, not just something to go in and out. But they have such a neat idea.
    My trampoline is a circle though [​IMG] It might be harder to do.
     
  8. ArizonaNessa

    ArizonaNessa Joyfully Addicted

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    Why would it be harder to put wire on a round trampoline? Just take the roll of wire and keep going til you get back to where you started. LOL I have no building skills whatsoever and I crack my hubby up with my "common sense" ideas because half the time it really won't work as easy as I make it sound. He tells me, " That's a nice idea hunny but frankly things aren't that easy dear." [​IMG]
     
  9. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone on here made a hoop coop out of one if I remember right. They cut it in half and added fence post to connect it back together. Try doing a search for it on here.
     

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