Portable coop design

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Lenka, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. Lenka

    Lenka Out Of The Brooder

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    hey y'all, I have a question- Im looking to build a small coop for my hens. This would be their "summer house" so Im thinking of something small (basically something big enough for some roosts and a feeder and nest boxes). I need something thats moveable either by 1 or 2 ppl or a tractor... I have 10 hens currently.

    if anyone has any ideas or links to sites, that would be great!!

    thanks in advance!
     
  2. loveourbirds

    loveourbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    in my signature there is a link -looking-for-plans-similar-to- it is the instructions on building a small coop/run. if you left the flower box off of it, it would make a descent tractor design. read all the way though, i didnt figure all the materials in the beginning.
     
  3. Lenka

    Lenka Out Of The Brooder

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    SO after months of not really doing anything... my dad and I went though several designs and finally agreed on an A frame coop ( we designed one that wasn't.... and could be pulled by a tractor.. was complicated....) and then last weekend, he decided it was time to actually make it, and made the chickens an awesome little portable coop. I love it, its got enough space for them to go in to roost, has 3 nest boxes (though we might make it 2 since they might be a bit tight) and has room for a small feeder and waterer. We then put up a removable/portable fence around it (road and animal issues here) and the chickens are in heaven! :D


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    we're thinking of either making windows... or setting up a solar, or battery powered light to help coax them in at night, since its really dark inside the coop when I want them to go in....
     

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