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    Thanks a lot for that tip - one of the things which had been puzzling me while I cogitated designing/building a coop was how to manage the feeding.
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    It has the advantage of holding a lot of food too - I top mine up every week. Its a bit bulky to move around if you're thinking of moving location regularly? Easier when its empty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    Its a bit bulky to move around if you're thinking of moving location regularly? Easier when its empty.
    I'd buy the feeder before building the coop, so I could added to the construction. The general idea is tho build an A-frame all-in-one run and coop, with handles at one end and some big metal wheels off an old sack-truck at the other, then push it like a large wheelbarrow - I'm only planning on 4 or 5 chooks as there are only 3 of us humans at Rose Cottage :-)

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    There are plenty of ideas out there for "Chicken tractors".
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    Yep, been doing some research on the Web - most of what I come up with will be dictated by what will work best for the chickens, but there will be an eye kept on my pile of scrap timber etc - I reckon I can get enough together for almost all of it except the feeder and a possible automatic door opener.
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