Our Chicken Tractor 1

By autumn_mi · Jan 11, 2012 · Updated Jul 30, 2012 ·
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    Step 1 - start with a playhouse
    Below are some details of the construction of our chicken stuff
    The tools we used....

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    J clips (for rabbit cages) worked great to put the cage part together.

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    Used a soldering Iron to cut off plastic buckets for water and feed bases - also to quickly make a hole to use a drywall screw to attach.

    Playhouse mini-coop/chicken tractor
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    First nesting box/roosting bar design- there was too much wiggle room in the plastic buckets and they would knock the bars down occasionally. They must be unaware that the curve was supposed to STOP them from roosting over their nesting boxes


    Other chicken things....
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    Waterer and feeder (vinegar jug and margarita bucket). The feeder works great the waterer was ok but we have done a couple alterations on the design since.


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Recent User Reviews

  1. ronott1
    "Good article--"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 3, 2018
    Article needs instructions for wheels to make it a movable tractor
  2. proudmommie31
    "Nice re-purpose of a playhouse!"
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jun 30, 2018
    If my kids hadn't grown out of theirs years ago, I'd be following suit for keeping ducks! Nice use of an easy to clean playhouse :)

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  1. Cheep N Peep
    Cool. Did you put hardware cloth on the windows?

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