chicken Tractor/Broody Pen with silkies

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by bossynbella, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. bossynbella

    bossynbella Songster

    Aug 11, 2007
    Hello got a great picture of our chicken tractor we made last year. In the summer we use it as a setting pen for our silkies to hatch out babies and as a safe pen for the young chicks to go outside. This winter we realized we had to many chickens for the size of pen we had made in the garage and so this became our Silky pen. We keep three white silky hens and a Rooster in their I was skeptical that it was big enough but DH said it was fine and indeed they seem way happier out of the noisy big pen. They gave us 2 eggs yesterday and 3 today which is more then our barred rocks have been laying lately!

    Just wanted to share the cool picture of our Silky House. (It is in the garage in case you can't tell)

    Last edited: Mar 2, 2008
  2. Jillylam

    Jillylam Songster

    Mar 16, 2007
    Kingwood, NJ
    Nice tractor and they look happy in there. I'd like to try my hand at making one this year. We've had problems with hawks so the free-ranging got cut way back unless we're there to supervise. Thanks for sharing your picture.

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