Chicken tractor advice?

Jul 20, 2020
Hello I'm in need of some advice. As some of you may know from my previous thread I had my chicken tractor broken in by some practical predators. I have now started replacing the wire with holes in it and reinforcing the walls. I have putt one side on with 1 cm holes in the wire (I hope I said that right) then there's a little space by the wall that has larger wire showing and no small holes heavy duty wire. Should I put the heavy duty wire the hole way around which would make it more secure but would be at least a hour more of work or just make it tight and hope for the best.

And I was considering putting some stinky food in the tractor before I put birds in it for about 2 days to see if any thing could get in. But then I had the thought "would that just be encouraging the predators in or is it a good way to find out if it's secure enough. What do you think?


Crossing the Road
Sep 19, 2009
Holts Summit, Missouri
I would keep the chicken tractor(s) inside a perimeter of electrified poultry netting. I have worked with Kencove and Premier. Latter better on service and the plastic part of their netting is less inclined to sag or deform in at least the first 2 years. I have done the chicken tractor bit enough to know perimeter fencing needed from the start. The combination will stop raccoons, opossums, skunks, red fox, and often coyotes. Where the netting comes up short I use dogs as well.




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