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By mgw · Jan 11, 2012 · Updated Jul 30, 2012 · ·
  1. mgw

    This is the tractor I have been working on for the polish chicks. The first pic shows the inside of the coop part. It is 3ft wide x 4ft long. Still need to add the roost, on the floor I used corrugated vinyl the kind you use under runner capets. It is hard to cut had to use shears, to clean coopall I will have to do is fold it like a taco shell slide out & dump.Ventilation is 2 soffitt vents front & back plus left siding down 1.5 inches from ridge & used a metal ridgecap hope its enough? The second pic shows the run part, the pop door and ramp. I used 1/2 inch poultry netting 24 inches up the side and then 2 by 4 welded wire to cover all of it. The ramp is hindged so it folds in half, so you can fold it up when you move it and it makes a good draft seal its also easily accessed from the entry door to the run. The run is 4x10 ft. Notice the pollands are enjoying their freedom. Pic 3 shows the nest box door that you can access from the top. Pic 4 shows the nest box door off so you can access the inside of the coop. I have really enjoyed building this project. I am going to rethink the tire situation. We are going to call it "The Roadhouse". I would appreciate all your comments, thoughts, and ideas!!

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Recent User Reviews

  1. Nardo
    "Nice coop"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 24, 2018
    I'm curious about the two white boards that angle upwards towards the coop itself? Do you have nay pictures of the building process?
  2. MROO
    "Small Chicken Tractor - Easy to Move"
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jun 30, 2018
    Most smaller tractors don't have room for a nest box, but this one has one built right into the end ... and then the entire end comes off for cleaning. Nice! This style would actually work for those of us who are, shall we say, vertically challenged? Most tractors sturdy enough for me to trust with my chickens are too heavy for me to move easily. I simply lack the height to get the leverage needed to move them around. This one would lighten up quickly once that heavy end came off. I may have a chicken tractor, yet!
  3. BlackHackle
    "Very Artistic!"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jun 30, 2018
    Nice finishing and trimming on the coop. It also has a nice airflow. I just wish the coop page showed how you guys built this


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  1. MROO
    WHOA! I LOVE how the end with the nest box comes off completely for cleaning. I'll bet taking it off makes it much lighter for moving it around, too. That's a big plus for someone on the ... ummm ... vertically challenged side, like me. It's hard to get a heavy tractor up high enough to move easily. I simply don't have the height to leverage it well. I LIKES!
  2. mrchicks
    I absolutely love your coop!
  3. SarahJaneB
    Awesome tractor!!! I want to build a tractor like this one :) Though I really really hate working with chicken wire, so difficult to handle, so I will probably use hardware cloth around the bottom. Great job!! Looks very safe!

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