Tractor Time

By Grimy Girl, Jan 11, 2012 | Updated: Jul 30, 2012 | |
  1. Grimy Girl
    The Chicken Tractor
    I have a few raised garden beds and wanted to construct a chicken tractor that would fit on top. I envisioned the hens in the beds scratching and fertilizing the beds before planting season. Preparing the beds for a lucious crop of whatever vegetable I can keep alive that year. I am hoping to put them to work next spring (2010).
    I sketched out a design and took it down to Home Depot. Ten minutes with a nice retired builder turned Home Depot employee and I was out the door with a plan and a new circular saw.
    (The teepee tractor was constructed using 2x2,decking screws, chicken wire, hardware staples, small hinges and two drawer pulls.)
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    For now the chicks are main stage entertainment for Green Mountain Gang's Friday afternoon Happy Hour
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    Pooh is getting her attitude on at a very early age.

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