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Small Chicken Tractor

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We got this built over the weekend wheels to go on tomorrow and few inside details it's our first try.
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Nice! You did good. I just had a coop made but wished mine was more like yours! smile.png
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1Black Sex Link~ Kizzy 1Rhode Island Red~ Granny Hawkins 1Buff Orpington ~ Agnes
1American Dominique ~Flossy 2 Ameraucana's or Easter Egger's ( not sure yet) Pretty Polly & Lil Maggie

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Peace,Love, Mimi's ChickAdoo's

1Black Sex Link~ Kizzy 1Rhode Island Red~ Granny Hawkins 1Buff Orpington ~ Agnes
1American Dominique ~Flossy 2 Ameraucana's or Easter Egger's ( not sure yet) Pretty Polly & Lil Maggie

It is the sweet simple things in life that are the real ones after all~ Laura Ingals Wilder
Keep on the Sunny Side of LIFE
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post #3 of 9

Beautiful. I really like the proportions of it. 

♫ Out behind the hen house on my knees; thought I heard a chicken sneeze. ♪

♪ It was only the rooster sayin' his prayers; thanking the Lord for the hens upstairs. ♫

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♫ Out behind the hen house on my knees; thought I heard a chicken sneeze. ♪

♪ It was only the rooster sayin' his prayers; thanking the Lord for the hens upstairs. ♫

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I still don’t have the pictures but here is the plans if anyone is interested, I work on CAD for a living, and also optimized the pieces. For minimal waste. These are guides only. Inside of the coop I did not do because everyone has their own likes. I will try and post up pics by this weekend. Also I will give you the details on the wheels. Just trying to figure out the best way to mount them.

 

 

 

 

 

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Wheels ...I am in North Carolina, the wheels I will be using are from a handtruck (10" pnuematic wheels) I purchased them at Harbor Freight for 3.99  piece I got 4 (may go with 6) but for now just 4 I'm having a friend weld me 4 metal/steel arms to rotate for raising the tractor when I want to move it. When thats done I will post all the pics. The arms can be out of wood, but he offered so, steel last longer.

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Finally got the wheels done. So its mobile, at first I had issues with the wheels bowing in, but it was a relocations fix, pics to come soon. Working on my 2nd coop new design as well will keep you updated on it. I will have a ton of pic to come, but in this pic the front is slightly lifted but when you push from behind the coop, it allows it to roll pretty easily, also with the rear wheels under the front of the coop, it turns and distributes the weight pretty well.


Edited by HenFour - 6/24/13 at 1:37pm
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Very cool.  Those plans are going to be a goldmine for someone just starting out.  Thanks for sharing!

2 backyard birds since Spring 2011:  Tetra Tint and Amber Link

2 new chicks in March 2013: Buff Orpington and Americauna

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2 backyard birds since Spring 2011:  Tetra Tint and Amber Link

2 new chicks in March 2013: Buff Orpington and Americauna

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post #8 of 9
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Your welcome I'm hoping for pics soon I keep saying it but haven't done it yet. At least to show the inside.
post #9 of 9
very nice!
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