tractor style coop

meowmmy65

In the Brooder
8 Years
May 4, 2011
92
4
33
Toledo
Still needs painting (just primed right now) but I'm thrilled with our first coop.
Notice the tires and handle to move it around "wheelbarrow" style!
This coop was made almost entirely from recycled/reclaimed wood.










Took this picture while the coop was still under construction. It shows the nesting boxes inside.
What you can't see, are the roosts and plank leading to the run underneath.


They girls seem to like their new home!
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Loretta & Prudence - Easter Eggers, Sadie - Silver Laced Wyandotte, Martha - Australorp, Lucy - Salmon Faverolle, Maggie - Speckled Sussex
 

meowmmy65

In the Brooder
8 Years
May 4, 2011
92
4
33
Toledo
Thanks! Yesterday was the first night in the coop. I had to put the girls "upstairs" for bed, as they were planning to sleep in the run. Once I put them up there, they settled down and went to sleep. Tonight - same scenario! I hope they figure this out quickly.
 

spotstealer

Songster
8 Years
Mar 11, 2011
279
3
109
Poynette, WI
It won't take them long. You can try enticing them with treats. I just sat the chicks on the ramp near the pop door, and sort of shushed them in. I only had to do this once. I was so proud of them!
 

bryan99705

Songster
8 Years
May 16, 2011
1,470
12
131
North Pole, Alaska 99705
Very nice setup. You mentioned a pop door, Does it lock them into the upper section? That is a really great idea to prevent birds from getting pinched when relocating the tractor
 

meowmmy65

In the Brooder
8 Years
May 4, 2011
92
4
33
Toledo
Mine doesn't have a pop door. It's open. I'm going to slip a piece of plywood over the opening when I don't want them coming out of the coop (like when we move it).
 

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