Sunday, April 18, 2010

Coop Designs - Yay Autocad!

So Dan and I have started playing around with "Google Sketchup".  It's actually pretty complicated... and very addicting! All of a sudden it's 3 hours later!

Anyway, these are our plans.  I mentioned to Dan that it would be nice to have a "chicken tractor" so we could move it around when the grass in the pen was sufficiently decimated.  So, he drew up a neat tractor for me.  Then I started playing with it and came up with another idea... Both plans are designed to fit in the back of a pick-up truck and are meant to hold about 5 chickens at the most. (We'll probably have 3 full size hens and maybe a silkie bantam.. I love those!)

Dan's plans:
My plan:

They're pretty similar huh? What do you think?


Anonymous said...

Yay. The farm is back. Kinda. : ) <3 Tara

Brennan said...

Looking at the slanted roof over the run, the thought of having it hinged so that it could be folded down against the back of the coop for ease of transport popped into my head. Though, that would require a bit more engineering and fuss than its worth.

I stumbled across your site via a mention on beetight. I live on the other side of the lake, welcome to the area.

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

So glad you are back writing a little bit!
I love the coop...i wish i had bought a movable coop....We are moving too and renting a house in a rural area too....Yeah us throws things at you...
Come by my blog and say hi when you can!

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Oh and i can't choose between the both of you coops...Look pretty close.

Anonymous said...

I like the idea of a movable coop and like the looks of this one. I found your blog while doing a search for rabbit hutch plans. I like it and I think I shall subscribe to it.

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