Photos..Chicken Tractor in Process

blueheaven

Songster
10 Years
Mar 10, 2009
336
2
139
Central Indiana
Ok - I started on my coop last week.
Here is the progress: (ps...my father-in-law is helping me build)
I designed the coop myself. Hope it works out ok!



frame and 3 sides:




front doors on now:


i still need to build nesting boxes, put in glass window, trim doors/window, build - cut out chicken door, build ladder, make run.

??? how big should the chicken door be? and nest boxes. what is the 'best' size?

i will post more in a few days.
 

beektoria

Chirping
11 Years
Mar 1, 2009
73
1
87
Everett, Wa
Looks great, we just picked up the lumber for ours today. My husband and I will begin construction Tuesday. I'm so excited to see how nice yours looks, I hope ours will turn out as well. How big is it?
 

blueheaven

Songster
10 Years
Mar 10, 2009
336
2
139
Central Indiana
Quote:thanks!
i made it 4x4 and it is 7.5' tall. i will build the run 5.5' tall and 5.5 long. i am putting a tin roof on it.

i will keep you posted.

i am new to the chix business. i only planned on having 3 hens - then it turned to 7 (i ordered 10 incase some don't make it).

i like the way it has turned out thus far...hopefully it will continue.
 

citizenhen

In the Brooder
10 Years
Mar 14, 2009
15
0
22
Richmond, VA
This is great! Totally inspiring. I am new to chickens, too. We have 6 sweet little week old babies living it up in their cardboard box palace right now behind me. I am getting myself psyched up to start building on Tuesday, as soon as the rain passes... Seeing how beautifully yours is turning out is getting me excited!! keep posting pics!
 
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