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So Plans are...pretty much done. Introducing The *REAL* Chicken Bus.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by CheekyMare, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. CheekyMare

    CheekyMare Songster

    sort of. ATM moment it's looking likely that this





    Is going to be the replacement for the

    Chicken Favela


    With a little good old Belizean make-do and judicious use of some thatching it should turn out to be a relatively comfortable, predator safe place for them to sleep at night. Still working on the run design, although they'll still be allowed free run of the whole yard most of the time.

    Whaddaya think? Am I nuts?
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2011

  2. obaan1

    obaan1 Songster

    Jun 9, 2010
    Great Lakes State
    You are not nuts. Very resourceful. Wish I had room for a big ol' bus. Hope the hens don't squabble about who gets to drive. Post pictures upon completion, please.
  3. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    Cant wait to see it when its finished!!!! [​IMG]
  4. CheekyMare

    CheekyMare Songster

    Quote:Me either! The dogs are doing a great job, but a boa's going to find them sooner or later. He better run if the pigs find him though!
  5. waterchicken

    waterchicken Chirping

    Oct 28, 2011
    Good luck on the bussed-coop! [​IMG] Luv the idea! [​IMG]
  6. CheekyMare

    CheekyMare Songster

    They got it moved!


    Reba is supervising.


    It's almost level, just waiting for the last two posts for the front and the chassis can come out from under.


    View from the front.


    Yep, that would be clay...

    Last edited: Nov 17, 2011
  7. jnswright

    jnswright In the Brooder

    Mar 15, 2011
    North Texas

    I grew up around the Dunkirk MD area. Haven't been there in many moons though...
    Hey wait!!! I think that was my old school bus... [​IMG]

  8. CheekyMare

    CheekyMare Songster

    Well it's now level and the boys almost got the gooseneck loose, but I shut them down when it got too dark to find a lost finger or hand. [​IMG]

    The Peanut Gallery were all watching from the Favela. I'm going to steal a coop and run design from here and put runs underneath the bus. (so I can put particular birds together)


    The sunsets from my porch are about my favourite time of day.

  9. jeepguy982001

    jeepguy982001 Songster

    Oct 4, 2011
    athens, wv
    that is gonna be awesome cant wait to see it finished. [​IMG]
  10. Gresh

    Gresh Songster

    Jul 9, 2011
    North Carolina
    Nuts? Heck, no! Very good-thinking of you [​IMG] Man, I'd like to have a "coop" that big [​IMG] My mom and sister would probably want to paint the bus a different color, and then paint on some barn scenery or pink flowers.

    Keep us posted!

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