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Monicas Chicken House

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Monica's Chicken House [ click any image to enlarge - use your 'back' button to return ]     read more

Coop Tractor For City Gardens

A Chicken Coop for City Gardens JA 1:17 Poultry Mobile Contact: David Hutton for plans ($15.) dahut@bellsouth.net For more information (plans cost $15, business opportunities, etc.) please email the above contact. My father [Amber Hartman writing] has designed a chicken coop that is the perfect size for urban gardens. This chicken coop is small enough to fit in the back of a full size pickup and yet large enough to keep a dozen chickens. It includes a simple mechanism to turn the chicken manure into liquid fertilizer and can be moved around fairly easily.... read more

Gwendellanno's Chicken Tractor And Coop

 My Chicken Tractor and Coop June / July 2009 I purchased a load of cedar slabwood (that's what's left over of the tree once they make all the "good" lumber out of it that they can get) for $15 (for a huge flatbed load).  Included in it were some very rough (in various condition) 2 x 2's that I used to frame in both the tractor and the coop.  The wood is very light.  Although the 2 move separately, they are used next to each other... the chickens can get out through their door into the tractor/pen.  At night they willingly go into the coop and I close up the door. ... read more

Recycled Tractor

Recycled Rabbit Hutch Chicken Tractor     When it was used as a brooder it had six chicks in it.  If it was for a fulltime coop, it would hold only two bantams comfortably. Pictured here are my Leghorn hybrid and my Barred Rock for chicken scale.   However, my chickens a regular coop, seen here...  http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=20741   The chicken tractor began as a beat up old rabbit hutch I got on craigslist for free.     It is 42" x 26" interior measurements with the two levels dividing another 42" tall.  The outside measurements... read more

Barred Rock Cafe

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2 PIECE HOT N SPICY                     read more

Egghead_Jr's Chicken Coop Tractor

Evolution of a Chicken Tractor Once the toddlers moved up to their deluxe penthouse play set on the East side we could renovate the dollhouse in true slum lord fashion. Screwed the roof down, two used deck spindles for roosts, netting in widows and old wood shutter over door and voilà! A starter house for 6. The feeder was old flower pot with holes drilled along bottom sides on top of old pie pan. Dish on top to keep the chicks from using it as a toilet. Water dish was another old pie pan and large plastic jar (family size mayonnaise) with holes drilled on bottom sides... read more

Coop De Ville - Hennesse's Chicken Coop Tractor

  Coop de Ville Dave & Jennifer HennesseyBroad Run, Virginia The ground floor is the kitchen area. There are two opening doors on the right side, and one on the rear. All sides are covered with hardware cloth (2 squares/inch) which is stapled in place. A "stairway" provides access to the second floor. The second floor is the nesting area / family room. The window, which was recycled from the basement of a 1939 house, opens outward from the bottom. A hardware cloth screen a few inches inboard allows the window to be propped open during hot weather and... read more

Justcelia's Chicken Coop Tractor

Tweek and Celia's chicken Adventure! We had a very beautiful chicken that we rescued. Hungry, weak, homeless. Brought it home, fed it good, fell in love (including our Yorkie Mix). It was a young cockerel but No spurs, low comb and no crowing. ( I really thought he was a hen!) Then he was "learning" to crow. He is an EE. Roosters are NOT allowed in Troy. We found him a good home up north. He gets to co-exist with Emu's! We now have two beautiful Brahma pullets (Thanks Olive Hill!). We named them Edith and Maggie  We are in the process of building a Chicken Tractor.... read more

Bigoakhunter's Chicken Coop Tractor

BIG OAK HUNTER's BYC Page I am from Northern Michigan and my name is Dave. I raised chickens for 5 years back in the early 1990's. Then a change at my job forced me to give it up. I recently retired after 33 years and the crazy thing is, one of the first thoughts I had was let's raise some chickens! I started looking for chicken coop ideas and breed information on the web. Little did I know all roads would keep leading back to Back Yard Chickens site. Talk about a wealth of information....WOW! I figured out the 3 breeds I wanted, Barred Plymouth Rocks, Black Australops... read more

Our First Chicken Tractor

SO, WE FINALLY MADE THE LUNGE AND DECIDED TO JUMP INTO THE EVER GROWING WORLD OF BACKYARD CHICKENS. WE HAVE 3 DOGS AND KNEW WE WOULD NEED SOMETHING TO KEEP OUR NEW FEATHERY FRIENDS SAFE FROM THE PUPS. WE DECIDED TO BUILD A TRACTOR FOR A COUPLE OF REASONS. FIRST ITS MOBILE SO WE CAN GIVE THEM NEW FORAGING AREAS, 2ND FAIRLY INEXPENSIVE TO BUILD COMPARED TO A FULL COOP AND RUN, 3RD WE REALLY LIKED THE IDEA OF THEM.  SO I STARTED RESEARCHING DIFFERENT LAY OUTS AND GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR AREA PER BIRD AND DEVISED A FAIRLY EASY TRACTOR THAT WE HAVE INVESTED ABOUT 175.00... read more

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