I've built a few raised bed gardens, and I have mastered the compost bin... but a mobile chicken coop is panning out to be tougher challenge. My goal is to spend as little as possible while creating a comfortable and lightweight mobile coop. First I began seeing what I could salvage from around the farm... old pvc piping, lumber, hinges, tarps. All great scores, but I still have to make a shopping list:
1. chicken wire
2. more PVC, glue, fittings
3. brackets for pvc pipes
4. wheels (2)
5. bungee cords
Today I built the base of the coop with 2x4's. The foot print is 7' x 14'. Next I cut the pvc pipes to 14" these will be the skeleton of the coop, providing the frame for the chicken wire.
Photos and plans to come soon...