Chicken tractor floor.... Question

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Ullie, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. Ullie

    Ullie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am interested in building a chicken tractor for next year,[​IMG] so that I can move the chickens around for different areas to graze.

    I am also interested in getting the electric poultry fence but that will be only used when I am in the near vicinity as we have lots of hawks and other birds of prey.

    I like to use the chicken tractor when I am not nearby so that they are safe in their enclosure and still able to enjoy some grazing.

    I see that most chicken tractors have a wire floor, does this interfere with the chickens natural desire to 'scratch' and has anyone built a CT without a wire floor???

    Thanks[​IMG]
     
  2. RWD

    RWD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never built one with a wire floor. The whole logic of a chicken tractor is that they can scratch up the ground. Only if I had some type local predator issue would I use a wire floor.
     
  3. Ullie

    Ullie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks like a pretty big tractor, how many do you keep in there and what kind of coop do they go in at night?
     
  4. RWD

    RWD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one in my avatar is a 6x14 that will carry 20-25 and the house is elevated (6x5) check out my facebook farm page for more pics.
     
  5. Ullie

    Ullie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry I'm not on FB
     
  6. stevetone

    stevetone Chicken Advocate

    Most do not have a floor. You are right--it would interfere with all the scratching.
     

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