Where to get wheels for chicken coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by AnKa, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. AnKa

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    I want to put my coop on wheels for a couple of reasons (i.e. to not make it a 'permanent structure' because we have huge setbacks) but we have trouble finding a cheap pair of wheels that could carry the thing. Ideas?

    My husband even went to the junk yard for me to see about a trailer axle or something, to no avail.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Suburban chick farmer 09

    Suburban chick farmer 09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How big is the coop?
     
  3. AnKa

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    6x6 ft
     
  4. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    Go to: http://www.harborfreight.com/


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    have a store by me so you may want to look and see if there's a store but if not they do
    a good online business too. This is one store that me and the boyfriend can both
    go in and have fun looking around for an hour or so... Great store.


    Do a search on "tire" for the tires.


    Good luck!


    Nancy
     
  5. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
  6. Timbercrete

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  7. BaronRenfrew

    BaronRenfrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    Gidday:

    Here's what I do. Bought a dolly at a hardware store for $20. It's used for moving appliances: fridge, stove, etc.

    works great to move my coop, it's 4X8 and weighs a ton (its really a fortress with a sliding door to the coop)

    There's some hardware places that sell stuff to make your own trailers, there you can find something. I shop at Princess Auto but I think they're all Canadian (selling all chinese stuff)

    Or search the yard sales: bicycles, bbq's, strollers, tricycles, golf bags, etc.

    good luck
     
  8. AnKa

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    Thanks all - the wheel at harborfreight looks perfect and is so reasonable in price.
     
  9. meezermom

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    My husband has bought a lot at Harbor Freight...and most of it has gotten used on my coop or stalls for the horses...[​IMG]
     

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