tractor type coop for raised bed...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ejoftheweb, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. ejoftheweb

    ejoftheweb New Egg

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    OK, so we've got 12 identical raised vegetable beds growing various things on rotation.

    I want to make a small coop that, with an attached run, can be moved from bed to bed, so the birds directly manure the ground beneath between plantings.

    It needs to be light enough to be moved easily by two people, so the smaller the better really. We're in a temperate European climate, so the birds will really only come into the coop to roost and to lay.

    How far off the ground should the perch (roost) be? And how much headroom is needed above it?
     
  2. PacsMan

    PacsMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I plan to do the same type of thing. But, I'm doing it a little backwards from you. I've built my tractor (4x10+4) and then I'm building a 30x5 raised bed box. I plan to move the tractor inside of the grow box.

    Here's what the tractor looks like now...
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=137495

    Marty
     
  3. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Depends on the size of your birds.

    standards= 4sq ft per bird

    3birdsx4sq ft =12 sq ft---plus room for nestbox, feeder, waterer
     

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