Hale Moa Hen Pen

By arpyhh · Oct 31, 2012 · ·
  1. arpyhh
    I thought the idea of a portable "tractor" to move the girls for fresh grass and sunshine was a great idea! We had let them free range one day but we were so nervous about it that this seems to be the best solution.

    So we kept it simple.

    6 ft by 6 ft by 2 ft high covered on top and sides in 1 " x 24" poultry netting
    2x2's for the frame
    Training wheels that had come off the kids old bikes
    a thick nylon rope to pull it to and fro and a couple of trim pieces for the door hatch which just hooks on to two screws to close

    They LOVE it and it works great!




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Recent User Reviews

  1. The Farmers' Daughter
    "Ok for very short periods of time"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Sep 2, 2018
    Construction seems rather flimsy. Definitely not predator proof. Almost makes them "sitting ducks". Where's the water and shade?
  2. karenerwin
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Jul 30, 2018
    If you are leaving them in it unsupervised then I would recommend that you use hardware cloth instead of chicken wire. Chicken wire does not keep many predators out because they can tear through it easily. Also, I do not see any place for water for the birds or any way for them to get out of the sun if they so choose.

    Otherwise, I love the use of the training wheels!
  3. ronott1
    "Movable pen"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 4, 2018
    More build details; parts list and schematic --would make the article better


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