Tractor vs. Permanent coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Justinseaworthy, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. Justinseaworthy

    Justinseaworthy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello all!

    Any thoughts? I like the idea of a tractor so I can move it around the yard and not kill the grass and starting a mud pit (I live in SW FLA...3pm showers everyday during the summer!) but at the same time, a tractor doesnt give you much room to expand your flock if you are wanting to. I am looking to start with 3 hens, but from what I've read on this site....3 turns to 10 quick [​IMG] so I am kind of torn between the 2 options....

    I live only 30mins from the urbanchickentractor.com guy so I could pick one up pretty easy....but Im sure I could build a permanent coop for much less than $375...

    thanks in advance to any advice!
     
  2. mikecnorthwest

    mikecnorthwest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From the posts I have read over the years I would say that a lot of people quickly outgrow their tractors or they don't find them very convenient. I'm a big fan of the walk-in coop. Makes life much easier.
     
  3. mattb#00

    mattb#00 Out Of The Brooder

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    Based on your location, I would go with a tractor. You can build a 4x8 for about $70 and it will hold 3 hens. If you expand just build another one, it's an easy way to keep the flock separated. Plus it will make your lawn look awesome.
     
  4. stayathomechick

    stayathomechick Out Of The Brooder

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    i agree i like the walk in coop the best no back achs cleanning
     
  5. Justinseaworthy

    Justinseaworthy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I just met another BYC'er that lives in the same town as I and she is selling an old coop she has (walk in style). price is good and it gets me that much closer to getting my chickens!

    I do agree with you guys about the walk-in space and being able to expand, but I really like the idea of moving it around. BUT! the one I am getting will work!

    thanks for the replys
     

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