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Caterpillar High Tunnel

 
Stephen Dobek
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Has anyone tried one of these mobile high tunnels? I'm thinking it might double well as a temporary chicken house for when I run birds through the garden.
 
Devon Olsen
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Stephen Dobek
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http://www.growingformarket.com/articles/caterpillar-tunnel-hoophouse

http://www.johnnyseeds.com/assets/information/7000movecattunnelbendermanual.pdf

Johnny's sells the stuff to make them, but they don't sell a kit or anything outright.
 
Kelly Smith
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we have a similar bender for a 12ft hoop house.
we havent used it - but a friend reports its easy to use. he built a turkey pen using the bent hoops.

i think bending would be a breeze once you got it figured out. might buy 10% more pipe than you need so you have a few to learn on.

from there are you suggesting mounting it on skid (instead of in ground like in the video?)
 
Stephen Dobek
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Yeah it looks like they suggest using parts for a chain link fence to make the track. I've got a nice long run that I could use for cropping and chicken dropping.
 
Kelly Smith
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sorry, didnt see the pdf before i responded.

interesting idea that i had never seen. i think it would work for your idea of moving chicks through the garden
 
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