Chicken Tractor is Finally Done! (well mostly)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by NorTracNY, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. NorTracNY

    NorTracNY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My coop definitely followed the 90/10 rule. The last 10% has taken 90% of the time to build. It is a chicken tractor. It was designed about 3 months ago, but build over many scattered evenings and weekends.
    I used a lot of input from members, but it definitely has some unique features that I haven't seen with others. Hopefully the coop will work well for me. The chicks are just 4 weeks old and are just in it during the warm weather days.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=6900

    Let me know if you see any problems, or if I need to clarify anything.

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  2. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Looks great! How many birds will be going in there? I am trying to get some ideas for my new coop/ tractor/ whatever.
     
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Nice job! But don't think you're finished, you'll soon be building a coop.........
     
  4. NorTracNY

    NorTracNY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There will be between 4 and 6 chickens in it. I don't see building a coop in any near future. I'm too busy for lots of chickens, nor do I understand what people do with all the eggs if they have more than a half dozens chickens.
     
  5. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Quote:I sell mine to other people for eating and I also have some breeds separated to sell hatching eggs. Actually at the moment I have 10 hens that are laying age and only 6 are currently laying. 5 of them have eggs designated for shipping as hatching eggs so the remaining hen is having a hard time keeping up with my family's egg needs. I am culling the 4 non-participants tomorrow because I have some coming up soon to replace them. I guess they didn't remember the arrangement- you lay eggs- you get to stay here.
     
  6. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL Buster...


    That's a nice tractor. Good job [​IMG]
     
  7. NorTracNY

    NorTracNY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Buster,
    Tell me do you know for certain whether your home owners insurance would cover you if some ridiculous person sued you because someone got sick (of course no proof that it was one of your eggs, but you don't need proof to sue)? I read about one person that lost their home owners insurance because they were selling eggs. They were told they needed to buy a separate policy costing several hundred to cover their "business."
    As of right now I just plan to give away the eggs if I had extra. Not too likely though.
     
  8. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Quote:I had thought about that for months, I think it even kept me awake at night. So now I have people sign a release prior to giving me cash, and I save my feed and supply receipts so I can prove that I am a non-profit person, and most of the time a not-even-break-even person
     
  9. Nichole77

    Nichole77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's great. Good job.
     
  10. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Quote:I had thought about that for months, I think it even kept me awake at night. So now I have people sign a release prior to giving me cash, and I save my feed and supply receipts so I can prove that I am a non-profit person, and most of the time a not-even-break-even person

    My wife puts a few dozen eggs in the fridge at the hospital she works at with
    an unlabeled envelope people can put money into. This way if we kill anyone
    we can always deny it.
     

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