What is a 30'x7' Uhaul truck used for FINALLY FINISHED AFTER 2 MONTHS

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by FF, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. FF

    FF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep. A chicken coop. BIG and Nice chicken coop. I scrapped most of the motor and we are I guess going to take the rear end out and sell it. It is worth alot. Anyways yep. I have 50 or so chickens so thats pretty nice for them.

    Please excuse the huge mess. It is a slow process. It really is. I plan on mowing the field just as soon as the mower bush hog is fixed and just as soon as I get all my stuff clened up I plan on it being red with lattice up as decorative fencing next to the truck and have it all nice. But now it looks like a dump literally everywhere there. Please overlook the mess and I will hopefully be able to get pictures of it cleaned up and mowed and I promise it will look better
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    taters and corn. Corn is in with beans
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    Here is my smaller tractor I use for plowing the taters and the smaller stuff. But as you can see its a mess too while she gets her motor rebuilt
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  2. nelgkel

    nelgkel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] waiting for pics please!! what a cool idea!
     
  3. Chicken Boo

    Chicken Boo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pictures, please.
     
  4. PriceFamilyFarms

    PriceFamilyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    recycling at it's best!
     
  5. foxinachickenhouse

    foxinachickenhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SO COOL! Can't wait to see pics. [​IMG] How will you use the cab/engine compartment? Feed storage?
     
  6. FF

    FF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Honestly I really don't know. I though about scrapping it too and using it for feed storage like you said but right now its just a huge mess. The huge 4wd John deere we pushed it with really messed the field up so I have to work at that too so it don't kill all my grass. Then i will clean the cab out and if everything goes good then it will be for feed storage. [​IMG]
     
  7. ScaredOfShadows

    ScaredOfShadows Chillin' With My Peeps

    :thumbsupHow hot does it get inside the bed? I would use some thick bedding inside or sand, and put a lip on the back where all the chickens are gathered [​IMG] to keep it in....Also what about ventilation besides the one spot? I might would put a few long slits (4-8" tall and 2-3' long) up at the top of the sides and tack some flashing above the vents up there to keep water/rain out.
    Just an idea.

    But i love it!
     
  8. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    It would get very hot....we used to have a UHaul like that many years ago at one summer. It was HOT and not much vent going on in there.

    A few modifications for vents and air circulation would be sufficent to make it like a real chicken coop!
     
  9. KenLamWV

    KenLamWV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like how you repurposed the loading ramp as the ramp for the chicken run. Ingenious!!!
     
  10. nelgkel

    nelgkel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what an awesome idea! LOVE your field! With some ventilation and modifications your u haul will be an awesome coop!!
     

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