1. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    What is a good run size and desinge for a movable run to be atached to my chicken tractor that will act as the main coop it should be big enough for 12 standard hens and 1 rooster. any ideas?

    Thanks
    Henry
     
  2. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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  3. horsewishr

    horsewishr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Making a moveable pen big enough for 13 birds will be difficult. I use my kids' trampoline, and it works very well. It offers tons of space and great shade.

    To make it, I just put chicken wire around the base of the tramp, and attached it with zip ties. I think this spring I'll try to replace the wire with something more substantial. I also want to put some horizontal bars at the bottom of all the sections (maybe PVC), so I can anchor the fence/barrier along the entire bottom of the "tractor." As it is, the tubular steel trampoline frame only extends between every other section.

    It's a 14 ft trampoline, so the area is over 150 square feet. If I can make it a little more secure, it'll be perfect.

    I've seen a number of cheap trampolines on Craigslist. You might want to check it out in your area.

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  4. CarlaRiggs

    CarlaRiggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Very clever, Michele![​IMG]
     
  5. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats an awesome idea. I love the things you people come up with. I am so NOT creative like that......but i am learning from this place all the time [​IMG]
     
  6. picklespickles

    picklespickles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2007
    that is the best double use for a chicken coop i've EVER seen. you should get an award for that.
     
  7. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    darn my neighbors just got rid of their tramp
     
  8. horsewishr

    horsewishr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks everybody. I posted pictures of it when I first made it--cuz I was so proud of myself! [​IMG]
     
  9. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    that is absolutely brilliant!!!!!!


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  10. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    that trampoline idea is awesome........I keep on trying to get things off craigslist......I am to slow........maybe if I left this forum once in a while I might stand a chance haha
     

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