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Re: Show your chicken tractor\chicken coop
« Reply #30 on: May 28, 2014, 08:07:17 PM »
 :tup: with the amount of netting I have I have it drawn out for a total length of 40'x12' no longer chicken tractor but chicken house.  This will allow not just eggs, but meat next year.

Turkeys same, but separated by 10' of walkway between.

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Re: Show your chicken tractor\chicken coop
« Reply #31 on: March 15, 2019, 11:43:19 AM »
Thought i would resurrect this old thread with some pics of a chicken tractor i am putting together, i have had one before that was alot smaller and it worked great so decided to do another and make it bigger.
The snow finally melted away enough i could get this project going, i still have to get the wire on, some more trim and add the runners which will have a length of trex on the bottom to help it slide and keep the runner from direct ground contact, then repaint it as we decided after the fact that red is not our thing, going to paint it to match my house.

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Re: Show your chicken tractor\chicken coop
« Reply #32 on: March 15, 2019, 11:53:11 AM »
Nothing fancy, but it keeps my 3 girls happy. Got them in September and they just started laying a week ago today.


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Re: Show your chicken tractor\chicken coop
« Reply #33 on: March 31, 2019, 12:18:55 PM »
Here's my partially converted shed coop, when it was all new and clean.  Lol. There's an access door out to a chicken run, and the twinkle lights are replaced by rope lighting so I can access feed before daylight.

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Re: Show your chicken tractor\chicken coop
« Reply #34 on: May 28, 2019, 11:50:16 AM »
Well got it 99% done, wife decided she likes the red so i have some trim to finish painting and i will be done, got it all livable and the girls seem to be happy. Now if they can just start laying  :tup:
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Re: Show your chicken tractor\chicken coop
« Reply #35 on: May 28, 2019, 02:34:08 PM »
Well got it 99% done, wife decided she likes the red so i have some trim to finish painting and i will be done, got it all livable and the girls seem to be happy. Now if they can just start laying  :tup:

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Re: Show your chicken tractor\chicken coop
« Reply #36 on: May 28, 2019, 02:46:44 PM »
Well got it 99% done, wife decided she likes the red so i have some trim to finish painting and i will be done, got it all livable and the girls seem to be happy. Now if they can just start laying  :tup:

@Woodchuck  You should subcontract Buckmark for your chicken coop construction.
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Re: Show your chicken tractor\chicken coop
« Reply #37 on: May 28, 2019, 04:05:46 PM »
I just have mine in 2 12'X12' horse stalls with roosts and nesting boxes and outside runs.  I think we are up to around 40.  Just had another batch of olive something or another hatch this weekend.  The plan is to build an old west style saloon looking coop with different rooms for dividing by breed and make a much bigger run .  Hopefully by the end of summer I'll have it built.  My daughter has gone fancy chicken crazy but has promised to hatch me some Bob White quail next.  :chuckle:
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Re: Show your chicken tractor\chicken coop
« Reply #38 on: September 03, 2019, 12:06:00 PM »
Finally got the trim all painted, its actually more Gray than the pics show but the wife likes it.
Bonus was i got paid to paint it, sorta, went to Lowes to look for some cheap returned paint, found this gallon of exterior for 9 bucks, went to pay for it and got a rebate form for $15 bucks....Free paint and made 5 bucks  :IBCOOL:
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Re: Show your chicken tractor\chicken coop
« Reply #39 on: September 04, 2019, 07:58:49 PM »
Nice work!

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Re: Show your chicken tractor\chicken coop
« Reply #40 on: September 04, 2019, 08:49:37 PM »
That looks awesome!! If we did not have 70 chickens I would want one!! Lol

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Re: Show your chicken tractor\chicken coop
« Reply #41 on: September 06, 2019, 10:36:45 AM »
Some really nice looking coops!!
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Re: Show your chicken tractor\chicken coop
« Reply #42 on: September 06, 2019, 01:00:35 PM »
Here's mine.  Lock down the wheels.. Lift the house with my tractor and drive it to a new location.  It's heavy but no critters have ever gotten into it.

 


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