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Mobile coop recommendations?

Discussion in 'Chickens - BYC CONVERSION' started by LMK17, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. Jun 15, 2017
    LMK17

    LMK17 Loving the herd life

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    Our new place is coming with 15 hens. They free range over the property and overnight in a mobile coop. I'm going to continue with this set up, but I need a coop, as the owner is taking hers and leaving the hens. In addition to being movable, the ideal coop for me would have an attached run for times when I can't let the girls out first thing in the morning.

    Any recommendations for ordering a coop or building plans for a good mobile option? TIA!
     
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    Alaskan

    Alaskan Overrun with beasties

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    The problem is that anything small enough to easily move is way too small. Anything large enough is way too heavy.

    Unless you have a tractor to pull the chicken tractor?

    As to buying something... the best I have seen are from Cackle.
     
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    Hillaire Ridin' The Range

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    your almost better off doing the Justin Rhodes method where you have a smaller coop big enough to fit everyone comfortably with electric poultry netting around it as a run that you can move daily weekly etc
     
  5. Jun 17, 2017 at 2:08 PM
    Hillaire

    Hillaire Ridin' The Range

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  7. Jun 17, 2017 at 3:17 PM
    Baymule

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    I built a hoop coop. You can add more hoops, but then you need a top 2x6 down the middle for added support. I made a hoop run with 3 cow panels that didn't need more support, but any more than 3 CP's would need support. They are easy, go up quick and they are also good shelters for small livestock.

    https://www.theeasygarden.com/threads/hoop-coop.18291/
     
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  8. Jun 18, 2017 at 11:10 AM
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    Thanks for the suggestions! And Baymule, I LOVE your hoop house! Totally bookmarking that for later. :)
     
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