Baby chick run / tractor?

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  1. hd_darcy

    hd_darcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to have DH build me a portable run for our chicks that are big enough for outside, but too small for the cats and big chickens. I'm thinking just like 18" tall, and w/ his 3' x 36' netting he has, he said he could built it 5 x 6. It should be plenty big enough. I'm so thrilled.. Has anyone else done this? Any pics PLEASE?!

    Thanks in advance! [​IMG]

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  2. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    Quote:We built our chicken tractor intending for our full grown birds, however it ended up being the portable run for our growing chicks. Here's our chicken tractor page:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=43104-chicken-tractor-forager

    A few things to bear in mind: they're tricky to catch when you're ready to put them back in the brooder, so build it big enough so you can get inside and catch them AND make sure it's on level ground so they can't escape out the bottom!
     
  3. hd_darcy

    hd_darcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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