recycled tractor

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Davidlonghair76, Mar 13, 2013.

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    Davidlonghair76 Out Of The Brooder

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    hello all i have recently moved to the country where i can start keeping chikens.i joined this site a few weeks ago and it has sparked more of an intrest in the subject.and after doing some research ive decided to go ahead and do it while ,while i am in the country and not the city.so i,ve started to build a coop or tractor,anywho something i can keep the chickens in.My job does real good just to pay the bills,let alone come up with what seems to be a massive amount of scratch to build with.But however i do get other benefits,like scrap wood.I have gathered some pallets,some 5/8 moisture composite cut to a wide range of sizes.What i have on hand is some scrap lumber treated,and untreated,a few wooden fence posts,chainlink fence,and all trees i need.I sketched out what I thought I wanted it to look like,and come up with a plan.I knew that I wanted #1 a safe house from weather and preditors,a moveable house,easy clean,and easy maintain.well it will take a little while to complete,but I have been working on it little by little.Now I am doing research on particular breeds that will suit my needs.Looking at Plymoth Rock and Dominique...What yall think?
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    yes that is a slide out drawer you see with my nesting box behind it.
     
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    Davidlonghair76 Out Of The Brooder

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    havent figured out how to post mutible pics yet
     
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    Davidlonghair76 Out Of The Brooder

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    anyway i have spent around $30 on hardware.
     
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    Davidlonghair76 Out Of The Brooder

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    coming along nicely
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    the coop is 4'x4'x6.5'with the run being4'x10'x4' using all recyled materials except hardware.I have about $30 in it at this point.I plan on building a pipe feeder,and a nipple watering system.
     

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