good sunday afternoon,
If you are going to use it like a tractor, if you don't want to put wheels on it, at least make skid runners to make it easier to move.
make the nest area high so that you don't have to squat to see if there are eggs in the nest.
In order to have a continuous supply of eggs, you will need to get new replacement chickens before the older ones retire . so you will need extra space for the added few. i know that means you will go above the 4 allowable chickens, but after awhile, you will sort of bend that rule.
it just seems to work out that way ..
that rule is not very strictly enforced,.. and if you explain that you are going to cut back to 4 as soon as you figure out which ones you want to keep, the gustapo will understand.
firstchic, Madison is at least 2 weeks ahead of us for starting their gardens.