tractor style coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by meowmmy65, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. meowmmy65

    meowmmy65 Out Of The Brooder

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    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.

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    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.

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    They girls seem to like their new home!
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  2. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
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    CONGRATS on your first coop,,,looks really nice, and I hope the girls like it [​IMG]
     
  3. spotstealer

    spotstealer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice! Cute chickies too!
     
  4. meowmmy65

    meowmmy65 Out Of The Brooder

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    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. [​IMG]
     
  5. spotstealer

    spotstealer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!
     
  6. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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
     
  7. meowmmy65

    meowmmy65 Out Of The Brooder

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    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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