Thursday, January 8, 2009

#39 - Is this blog about Airstreams or Chickens?

Today... again, it is about Chickens. This evening I put the finishing touches on the permanent coop. It is a type called a chicken tractor (or ark) and is designed to be moved around the yard in order to provide fresh forage for the hens. I can't take credit for this inventive design... if you are interested in building one for yourself, plans can be purchased from HERE ... though I have to say, I did it without.


Here it is with one upper side removed. It features a roosting bar the full length of the mid-section and nesting boxes at each end. The end panels are removable to retrieve the eggs.


Easy to operate hinged ramp for entry and exit of the secure loft


One of the Barred Rocks enjoying her new digs


Complete and ready for a trip to the back yard.

5 comments:

Frank's Trailer Works said...

Very inovative design. Indoor outdoor living without the foxes getting them. So now that you have this project done will get to work on your Airstreams again? For what it worth the Cherry Blossom Rally is in 81 days....

Rob & Zoe' Baker said...

You should make these and sell them the way the economy is going.. and you could fund your Airstream restoration....

Steve "Dancin" Hansen said...

CHICKS DIG AIRSTREAMS

Catawba ConvertiCoops said...

Good looking chicken ark. Can I post your pictures to my coop gallery to show the shingles you put on the side?

the byamcaravanner said...

"Can I post your pictures to my coop gallery to show the shingles you put on the side?"

- sure can!