Question for owners of the "Chicken Coops " book by Judy Pangman

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by conny63malies, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    I want to build a tractor that looks kind of like the the little red chicken hut(A frame) from i think page 40. I am not sure what size wood the use for the frame and the side/roof. Do you think the frame is a 2x4, 2x3 or 1x2 ? I want to use it of for a quad of banty girls. What do you think i should use for the wire screen? the 1/2in or the 1/2in one? I will make the whole thing 4ft wide and 6ft long every angle at 60 degree.
     
  2. birdsofparadise

    birdsofparadise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2" x 2" lumber would be sufficient and lighter, but 2" x 4"s are often easier to find and cheaper. If it was me, Iʻd go with the 2" x 4"s. The question I always had is about treated lumber. Yes or no for use with chickens?
     
  3. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:With all the snow and rin we have i really think i should use treated.
    The prices for the 2x2 vs 2x4 is 2.97$ an 3.35$ and i only need 4-5 of them so there would be that much of a price difference. THe big thing now is the plywood or OSB and what kind of ridge cap. Good thing is i already have enough vinyl tiles to do the floor in the coop .
     

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