Photos..Chicken Tractor in Process

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by blueheaven, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. blueheaven

    blueheaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!

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    frame and 3 sides:
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    front doors on now:
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    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.
     
  2. Cruiser

    Cruiser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks Good!![​IMG]
     
  3. beektoria

    beektoria Out Of The Brooder

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    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?
     
  4. blueheaven

    blueheaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  5. citizenhen

    citizenhen Out Of The Brooder

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    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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