Hi Everyone, I've been getting all my chicken info from this site so I thought I might as well join since I have some questions. I'm about to close on a property that allows chickens and bees...so of course, I'm getting chickens and bees LOL. The backyard is 1/3 acre fenced with 4' chain link. Eventually I'd like to section off the back 30'x120' (where the orchard will be, trees are on their way for the chickens with predator proof fencing, but realistically that could take several years as the house itself needs a lot of work. I'm only looking at getting 2 chickens to start, the most I can have is 6. These would be forever pets as I'm vegetarian and don't believe in throwing something away (or killing it!!!) after it's done being "useful". I have a parrot, so I have a little experience with birds, none with chickens. I also have a dog who has been good with my parrot, but has very high prey drive and has caught and killed squirrels so I will need to keep the birds safe from her. Anyways, that's me, on to the question. I am very handy and love to build and design structures BUT as I've got my hands more then full with my job(s) and fixer upper house(s) I'm looking to buy something pre-made to get me into chickens, in a couple years I can construct their palace I like the idea of predator proof tractor which will allow me to move them every day to a new section of grass since the yard is fairly large (for the suburbs anyways). I won't be able to let them free range unless I'm home and out in the yard which might only be a few hours a day in good weather. I saw this and it looks promising. Its an aluminum and polycarbonate chicken tractor. http://www.ebay.com/itm/RITE-FARM-P...992731?hash=item25c8d1f45b:g:qQ0AAOSwnNBXbEKT I can't find any reviews other than on ebay. Seems like it would be more durable then the cheap wooden coops for sale. Thoughts? Anyone here have one? I know I could build something much better for less but time really is money to me and I'd rather buy right now just to get started. Side note: high on my list of chicken breeds: speckled sussex, hy line, buff orp, barred rock, and black australorp. But I'm torn, I'm uncomfortable adding to the commercialization of chickens by buying some (the poor boys) So I may just adopt whatever I can find locally (northern illinois/ southern wisconsin) Thanks!