One of the benefits of all this snowy downtime is that I have plenty of time to think (especially since I've been keeping the TV mostly off these days). Recently, I've been thinking about chicken coops. I want to get a few chickens this spring, which means I'll need to prepare living quarters for the feathered egg producers.
The first decision to make is what kind of coop to make, movable tractor type, or stationary. This engineer thinks that I can keep a movable coop in one place, but I can't move a stationary coop - the more flexible option is to build a coop that's designed to be moved. I started by looking at a website Backyard Chickens.com/coopdesigns, at chicken tractor designs.
I liked this one, built on a garden cart base, for the ease of moving it around.
But I've seen ones like this ark-type tractor in real life and like how they look.
Urban Agrarian. I don't know if this would work as well for me (getting eggs would be a pain), and it just doesn't look like I imagined my coop would look. I haven't made any decisions yet about what coop to build, but the research is quite interesting!
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