Amys Chicken Tractor

By AmysChickens · May 3, 2012 · ·
Rating:
2/5,
  1. AmysChickens
    I have finally finished the Chicken Coop! Some people call this a Chicken Tractor, because you can move it around your yard. Anyway, this chicken coop I got for FREE! A woman at my work has her own organic farm and she gets around 60 egg laying chickens per year. This coop was old and hadn't been used for quite awhile, because she had too many chickens for it. Thanks to a couple of friends who helped me get it home and my dad for helping get it ready! Here is the coop the day I brought it home. Needs some work!

    [​IMG]

    The first thing we had to do, was to get the whole thing on wheels so I could move it around the yard. Here it is on the wheels

    [​IMG]

    Now that it was on wheels we moved it to the back so we could fix the broken doors and the lumber that was rotting. I enlisted the help of my dad, since he is better at fixing things than I am. So he helped me get new pieces cut. We had to replace several pieces of wood around the two doors. In the next photo you can see some of the new pieces we added.

    [​IMG]

    We also had to fix the two triangular pieces on each end. A hole had been ripped by some type of predator. There was wire covering it but I felt we should replace both ends. Here is the fix for that.

    [​IMG]

    The last photo is of the whole thing painted! I decided to paint it like a barn. The only thing left to do is to get the ramp finished and attached. I'm ready for the chicks!

    [​IMG]

    Share This Article

Recent User Reviews

  1. Nardo
    "Trailer tractor"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Aug 9, 2018
    Good score. I wonder what it looks like inside and if you let the chickens free range since they can't get to the grass when it is on the trailer. Or maybe you have a run?
  2. mrs_organized_chaos
    "Update?"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Jul 11, 2018
    Would love to see how this is working for you.
  3. SavKel&RynKel
    ""
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Jul 5, 2018
    Would love an update!

Comments

To make a comment simply sign up and become a member!
  1. AmysChickens
  2. Buckhunter76
    Thats what I'm talking about, making old things new again, I Love it :)
  3. bluelucky
    Great innovation.. Like the concept.. Good Job and I bet they will like it..

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: