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That's a real nice looking chicken tractor!:thumbsup

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Yes the power is for keeping the water thawed and maybe a small light in the dark days of winter but I have no intention of adding any heat to the coop.

 

Shemos We are tractor sisters. :highfive:

 

Thanks Mahlzeit!

 

Here are pictures of the wheels.

 

The wheel is attached to the arm.

 

 You pivot  the wheels into the down position by raising the arms.  There is a pin and  receiving hole to secure the wheels before  moving the tractor.

 

 

Ready to move:

 

 

 

 

With a little down pressure on the bar the big tires moves it easily across the yard.while the girls ride safely in the coop.

 

We bought the 15" Pneumatic wide profile tires at Tractor supply on sale for $19.99 

 

LINK to the tires:  

 

http://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/farm-ranch-replacement-tire-15-in-w-profile?cm_vc=-10005

post #13 of 15

That is SWEET!

Larger tires definitely makes for easier moving, especially bumpy and/or grassy places.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
post #14 of 15
Thread Starter 

I just wanted to update you on using a " Poop Hammock"

 

It works perfectly! I give it a 10.

 

 My "Girls" ( Rusty Red and Penny) all face the window when they roost for the night which means they are facing the right way for the Hammock to work as envisioned.

 

I sprinkled a layer of pine shavings in the hammock and use a kitty litter scoop to remove the poop every day.

 

 

PS: I haven't ever cleaned up poop on the coop floor.

The hammock works at night and during the day they poop in the run even though I feed them in the coop section.

I guess chickens are like most animals If given the choice prefer a clean environment.

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I just wanted to update you on using a " Poop Hammock"

 

It works perfectly! I give it a 10.

 

 My "Girls" ( Rusty Red and Penny) all face the window when they roost for the night which means they are facing the right way for the Hammock to work as envisioned.

 

I sprinkled a layer of pine shavings in the hammock and use a kitty litter scoop to remove the poop every day.

 

 

PS: I haven't ever cleaned up poop on the coop floor.

The hammock works at night and during the day they poop in the run even though I feed them in the coop section.

I guess chickens are like most animals If given the choice prefer a clean environment.

Great!

 

But, no, chickens usually poop where ever they are...tho I have observed some that seem to wait until out in the run to drop a huge load, so maybe.<shrugs>

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
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