The "learning" tractor/coop is done *pics*

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jaloola, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. jaloola

    jaloola Happy Joyous & Free

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    Well, I built my tractor and have two chickens... I am so delighted to finally have the girls BUT I can't stop thinking about the changes I need to make on the tractor. Seriously, I finished it yesterday and I had dreams all night about the structure and it's flaws.

    The girls seem happy though...mottled Java and a blue Andalusion

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  2. Tdub4chiks

    Tdub4chiks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks real nice to me. Good Job.
     
  3. jaloola

    jaloola Happy Joyous & Free

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    Thank you. It is nice...just needs some improvements. I am happy to have this learning experience.
     
  4. Cargo

    Cargo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Coop Tinkering is natural and will happen for a while.
    Eventually, you will build a new and improved coop and then tinker with that one.
     
  5. jaloola

    jaloola Happy Joyous & Free

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    The tinkering is paying off!
    I added an exterior nest box yesterday so the girls can play house. (I'll post a photo today)
    This morning there was an egg from my Blue Andalusion!
     
  6. Cargo

    Cargo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice Job!
     
  7. Chicken Chat

    Chicken Chat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks great to me! [​IMG]
     
  8. MelB

    MelB Out Of The Brooder

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    How heavy is it? My well-meaning hubby spent all summer building me a tractor - to protect them from dogs/hawks and protect our landscaping; finally finished it after about 3 months. The thing weighs >200 lbs - I can't budge it even an inch; he has to move it for me. Kinda defeats the purpose of me being able to move it frequently. I need to plan for spring to build one (without him knowing)[​IMG]
     
  9. jaloola

    jaloola Happy Joyous & Free

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    MelB: it's heavy...much heavier than I wanted it to be. I won't be using 2 by 4's on the next one.
    Right now it's good that it's heavy because a creature has been trying to dig its way under and the floor is open...
     
  10. jaloola

    jaloola Happy Joyous & Free

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    And it's even heavier now with the exterior next box...
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