Semi - mobile chicken run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by CTpaulandcait, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. CTpaulandcait

    CTpaulandcait New Egg

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    Hey all, just looking for suggestions on how to build a run for 8 chickens that I can move to a new house in a few months. My wife couldn't say no to the little chirps coming from the bins at tractor supply and now i have to set everything up with the full intention of breaking it down and moving it when we buy a house in a few months.
    I was considering a run 5 to 6 feet high, maybe 4 foot sections that i could hinge together so i could change the geometry and separate the walls for stacking come time to move. My biggest concern is stability and weight, too light and anything could knock down a wall, too sturdy and i might not be able to move the walls once they're in place for a few rains. All suggestions are appreciated.
    Paul
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    A chicken tractor might be your answer?
     
  3. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Chicken tractor 6 foot tall $200 to build easy to move to a new house. If you need more info feel free to ask.

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  4. CTpaulandcait

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    It doesn't look like I'd be able to get that into a uhaul or on a trailer... does it come apart easily?
     
  5. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    I would suggest welded wire or cattle panels. I hold them together with about a dozen or so of these.

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  6. CTpaulandcait

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    @eggbert420 would that design work with any existing coop?
     
  7. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Yes
     
  8. goldeaglenest

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  9. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I do not have problems with predators digging under, but I keep Great Pyrenees LGD and Catahoula hog hunting dogs. You could actually close this coop in with corrugated metal very easily. Check out this link on YouTube from a guy named texas prepper it will show you how to build a coop like this. I will be glad to help you with any questions that you may have.

     
  10. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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