Miles Flansburg wrote:Looks pretty heavy so I am not sure if this will wor,k but I might try to find an old bike , mount the wheels on the bottom corners , left side of the picture) and then mount two more two by fours along the sides that stick out the other end, so it makes a sort of wheelbarrow. Might take two people to move it?
Tracy Kuykendall wrote:Go to u-tube look up texasprepper2, he has a video on how he rigged his mobil tractor, pretty handy and not to hard to do.
Tom Gauthier wrote:I agree with Miles ... that looks pretty heavy. Do you have a tractor or truck to tow it with? Just putting some 4x4 skids underneath for towing would be the easiest.
I'm not sure the bicycle wheels will work ... it's not that the wheels can't take the weight, it's the axle/connection that might not take the torque.
Have you considered free-ranging your small flock? Or even a large movable pen that can be rotated round the coop (N-E-S-W)? It would mean less moving of the coop.
Good luck with your flock.
Peter Ellis wrote:Depending on things like how often and how far you need to move it, solutions run quite a gamut. PErsonally, I would not go with bicycle tires, I think the large diameter tires lead to problems on a variety of fronts.
A couple of garden cart wheels at the enclosed end a loop of rope at the bottom of the open end as your pulling handle would be one option. Appropriate sized bolts would work as axles for the cart wheels.
But it could also work to just get three lengths of one inch diameter black iron pipe that would reach side to side, and use them as rollers under the coop. More fiddling about each time you want to move, but no construction work.
As for fencing, electric poultry netting, solar powered or grid powered, makes for the easiest fences to move around.