Chicken shipping Boxes

July 10, 2017


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Chicken tractor made with repurposed crate for the nesting area

Micro Farm Made Chicken Coops and Garden Boxes

We build all of the chicken coops at our farm- so far we have 5 different coops to house all the different birds! In the process we discovered we really like building stuff. As time permits, we build coops for our customers too. We believe Micro Farming is all about empowering people to have more of a hand in the raising of their own food. In a small way, we are able to help locals get started in raising chickens and growing vegetables with our affordable coops and garden boxes. We make these with repurposed wood shipping crates. These are available on a limited, sporadic basis when we have the raw materials on hand and the spare time to make them.

Double decker chicken tractor made with repurposed shipping crate

The Chick Chick Chicken Tractor

The full sized tractor is a fully self contained and predator proof home for up to 6 chickens. The nest box is made with a repurposed wood shipping crate. If housing more than 3 chickens, they should have access to free range outside of this coop during the day to avoid overcrowded conditions. Features a wider mesh floor so chickens can forage for bugs and greens. It moves easily like a wheelbarrow because of the ball bearing wheels and sturdy handles. If you do not have an area that your chickens can free range during the day, simply move the tractor to a fresh patch of ground each day so they have plenty of fresh forage.

The Mini Crate Chicken Tractor

Basic small chicken coop made from a repurposed shipping crateThe mini tractor is a double decker unit that features a wide mesh floor so chickens can forage for bugs and greens. This is a fully self contained unit that is fully predator proof and easy to move. Great for a mini-flock of 2- 3 chickens that free range during the day and come home to roost at night. Or, add a 6' x 2.5' x 2.5' moveable run and your chickens will have more space to range while fully protected and will have plenty of greens and bugs to eat. If you do not have an area that your chickens can free range during the day, simply move the tractor to a fresh patch of ground each day so they have plenty of fresh forage.

Mini Crate Coop With Ramp and Nest Box

This is a small coop designed for a mini-flock of 2- 3 chickens or Bantam birds. It will house 2 or 3 full size hens if combined with adequate yard space for daytime foraging. Add a 6' x 2.5' x 2.5' moveable run and your chickens will have plenty of space to range while fully protected and will have plenty of greens and bugs to eat.

Made From Repurposed Wood Shipping Crates!

We use the same crates on our farm, and we love how they completely eliminate the gopher problem. They are great for micro farming tender vegetables. We spray paint them with a water based non toxic outdoor paint, and coat the insides with a blend of mineral oil and tea tree oil to help preserve the wood and create a natural insect repellant. Fill with dirt and grow your own veggies! Various sizes available. Please e-mail for currently available sizes and colors.

Source: www.hiddenfortressfarm.com
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