Post by LittleVintageTrailer on May 30, 2011 18:15:35 GMT -5
This is so cool! No pressure but could you move it along and finish this darling coop so I can feature it in my next issue of CT? Just kidding! But seriously, I'd love to feature it if you'd let me, even if it's not quite done yet. The issue comes out July, 1st so as long as I have my article done by say June 25th that's fine.
sorry for the delay, I've been caught up with other things lately. When is your next issue coming out? As for blogs, no blog. I can email or pm all the details and more pics. Chicks are slowly turning into chickens, and live in our sunroom right now. They will be moving into the new coop soon!
Post by LittleVintageTrailer on Jul 6, 2011 17:59:17 GMT -5
My blog can be posted to whenever, there is no set deadline but yes I'd also love to feature it in Creative Times magazine sometime too. Feel free to message me with details and I can send you my email address for sending pictures.
Post by daffneyshasta on Jul 10, 2011 20:41:56 GMT -5
Absolutely awesome! Congrats on getting it done and your girls in there. It should put a smile on your face whenever you look at it - it does mine! I love it, only wish I had enough time to build one myself!
A little update here. We started off with four chicks last year. One of them didn't make it, it's head grew, but it's body didn't.
Out of the other three, we ended up with two roosters. Damn. So we gave one away. Down to one rooster, one hen.
They survived that big heat wave, and are doing fine. One egg every other day. We let them out at about 6:00 every day. They run around, and roost on our deck.
I've had two people (while I've been home) stop me in the yard and ask me if I want to sell it, thinking it was a camper. What a good laugh that is. Especially when they figure out it was never a camper. The FedEx girl loves it. She brought a camera and a tape measure.
I need a better solution for the "axles" . I drag it around with my lawn tractor, but it's heavy.
I can't seem to get the rooster to stop laying his version of an egg in the nesting boxes. And he's turning mean. ...stay tuned. He may become soup
Post by offspringin on Jul 19, 2012 12:33:59 GMT -5
I was seriously looking into this (but probably a model of our trailer), my wife and i both love it. She wants chickens too so it seemed like a no brain-er. then i started looking at the county codes etc and learned that we don't have enough property to comply, nor are we in the right residential zoning. Even if we were allowed too, because of our lot size, that would put it about center of our yard in the full sun all day.... ugh.... but our next house (hopefully) will be a little more isolated and free of county restrictions to some degree... and THEN the 1970' ShastaCoup will come to life
If you can't fix it with a hammer you have an electrical problem.
In the summer, right now, it's parked under a couple of magnolias to help fight the heat. In the winter, it's out in the open. Zoning sucks. But, it may protect you from something worse than chickens. Image living next to a yard full of crusty vintage campers or something!! LOL
You might would find yourself at the next door neighbors all the time!
Last Edit: Jul 19, 2012 13:23:12 GMT -5 by flyingham