New Chicken Coop Build

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  • August 9, 2013 at 7:55 am #588126 Back to Top REPORT
    mr-_october
    Mr._October

    Joined: 2/15/2010
    Was having too many fox troubles when birds were free ranging.  He tore my birds up, killed 8…. so I killed him.   He was covered head to toe with mange.  whole side of his face was scabbed.  About two months goes by and I saw another mange fox trot through the back yard…  I knew this was war.   Couldnt get the gun fast enough… he was gone.  Sacrificed a bird for the trap… only caught coons.

    So I began to come up with a way to keep the birds confined, but they could have fresh grass and enough room to walk.  I began construction after I made a plan.

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    So I kept working on it in my spare time…

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    about this time a fox came in front of my truck and chased a bird into my garage with me standing in the garage working on the coop (cutting a board).  I chased him with everything in me but I couldnt catch him.  I was just going to try and tackle him and punch him in the head till he died.

    So I kept working until I had created this…. board by board, 100% original…

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    it has a large eye hook on run end  I can attach winch cable from ATV or use my tractor bucket to lift and move.  It has a pull cord for the ramp to raise and lower and a heat lamp for winter inside.  I fabricated a window to let some natural light in and a window style vent on side opposite of the window.  Its preadator proof and I can still leave run end door open to let them out if I wish.

    Thanks for looking.

    August 9, 2013 at 10:28 am #588133 Back to Top REPORT
    bigrobc
    bigrobc

    Age: 34
    Joined: 1/26/2011
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    Lol awesome story especially the part about punching a fox in the head. Really did a lol. Great idea and build also i love my 3 little chickies get 3 eggs a day. Later
    August 10, 2013 at 6:31 pm #588382 Back to Top REPORT
    statedriller
    statedriller

    Joined: 9/15/2006
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    Nice chicken tractor…  I’ll take one.{#emotions_dlg.mathews_big_smile}
    The end is near....
    August 11, 2013 at 6:39 am #588436 Back to Top REPORT
    straightedge123
    StraightEdge123

    Joined: 10/22/2007
    Cool!!
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    August 11, 2013 at 10:13 am #588482 Back to Top REPORT
    rickym
    RickyM


    Joined: 8/4/2004
    cool!
    August 11, 2013 at 10:22 am #588483 Back to Top REPORT
    rem270
    Rem270

    Age: 43
    Joined: 2/2/2005
    I buddy of did the same thing there great. I haven’t had any trouble with foxes but last night a seen some skunks come in and eat about 9 egg. I got one of the smelly little guys.
    August 11, 2013 at 10:37 pm #588688 Back to Top REPORT
    bootheel-boy
    bootheel boy

    Joined: 7/21/2006
    Location: S.E. Missouri
    I have a friend who built a basic plain one.   His is about 12 x 12 he moves his around to a different spot every day.   Yours is a Cadillac compared to his.  Very nice.
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