Submitted by Susan on June 19, 2016 - 12:01pm
Submitted by Susan on June 3, 2015 - 12:20pm
Want to move your chickens around so they don't tear up all the grass in one place? A chicken tractor may be the best answer, at least until the snow flies. Tractors are most often associated with broiler chickens, but this one is designed with a nest box so it can be used for layers.
This little tractor is 4 feet x 8 feet, so it will accommodate 4-6 birds. It is only two feet high and has a large door that props open on the top so you can easily get inside to catch or feed & water your birds. Cut-out doors in the front and rear plywood panels make it easier for you to get inside or to let your birds out. It has a single nest box with its own privacy curtain and a roost.
It is easy for one person to move around via a pair of handles on the front and 6-inch solid wheels in the back. The wood is unpainted, so you get to paint/stain it any color you like. Not in stock. By special order only.
Submitted by Susan on June 3, 2015 - 11:43am
Our least expensive full-function coop comes two ways:
1. The sturdy, traditional style roost house will accommodate up to 10 chickens if you want to keep them the way they did back on the farm – safely in the house at night, but free to roam during the day.
2. Add the optional wood & wire conversion kit cage under the house to turn the coop into a classic over/under style with a run under the house to keep the chickens out of all kinds of trouble. In the over/under configuration, the coop is ideally sized for four chickens.
The coop is armored with extra heavy duty welded wire all around for defense against predators. The house has flow-through ventilation, plug-in power and a through-the-floor access door that can be closed for security. The three nest boxes have child-level access doors.
Bigger flock? You can expand the basic coop for up to 12 chickens by adding a 6 x 8 foot extension cage. The cage fits snugly against one end of the coop and allows your chickens lots of running room. Unlike other large-flock accommodations, the basic coop + extension can be moved to a new location by you and a couple of friends.
Choose standard red or pick your own color combination. The standard roof is asphalt. Cedar is available for $115 extra. Wheels are also available for $100 more. The coop is 4 feet wide, 6 feet long and 5’6” at the peak. Currently in stock. Ask about local delivery charge.
Basic coop: $700
Conversion kit: $135
6 x 8 extension: $665
Submitted by Susan on June 2, 2015 - 3:16pm
The CLUCK walk-in coop is the end product of five years of experience and improvement. It was designed detail by detail to be the easiest and most practical coop available for 4-6 chickens. The 4' x 8'-ft run provides a recommended 8 square feet per bird for those times when the chickens have to be "cooped up". The run has hardware cloth for predator protection - no chicken wire - and all wire is secured in a sandwich style construction with no exposed ends. It also include 4 feet of built-in roost in the run, large access doors to make feeding and watering easy and a chicken door in rear that is already framed in to accept an automatic open-close access door.
The 2' x 4'-ft roost house has wide wooden roosts to accommodate up to six chickens and a removable clean-out tray that can be removed via an exterior door. The roost house has 2 nest boxes with easy-access doors so even kids can reach the eggs. There is also a utility box that keeps cords and connections weather-safe, 2 vent doors for cross ventilation and large doors and windows for easy access.
The CLUCK coop is fully movable by 2 people. The roosting house and run come apart for transport and the whole coop fits in the back of a standard size pickup truck. Four sturdy handles facilitate moving and also double as tie-down points for transport.
$1,795 - $1,895 depending on features.
Wheels (add $100)
Automatic door ($295)
Sweeter Heater coop warmer ($105 or $120)