tractor blew over

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by t0m, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. t0m

    t0m Out Of The Brooder

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    My Coop
    I made a 4'x4'x10' tractor cage-style from 1/2" EMT and wire fencing, attached with zip ties. It's very light.

    So light that yesterday it blew over in a storm! Fortunately we were home at the time and heard them clucking. It was chucking it down and they looked very bedraggled. I herded them back in and they took shelter once again.

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    I now have it safely tied down with tent pegs!
     
  2. RWD

    RWD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Light is never a bonus when in a wind storm..........
     
  3. t0m

    t0m Out Of The Brooder

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    My Coop
    I deliberately designed it to be light so that I could move it around. I was inspired by Omelay. But I forgot that he said to tether it.

    The Mrs is not too keen on the whole tractor thing. My chickens are pasture raised and big diggers! I am looking into putting up an electric fence and penning them behind the garage where they can destroy the lawn without it being visible from the house.
     

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