Chicken Tractor Just About Finished

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chicks for better health, May 4, 2008.

  1. chicks for better health

    chicks for better health Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some pics of the new chicken tractor

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    I just have to add the wheels, and metal roofing. I added chicken wire over the 4 x 4 wire. I may make a skirt to keep out predators
     
  2. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks great 1/2 inch hardware cloth is much better at keeping predators out then chickens wire also the 4x4 wire will allow predators to get in.

    Good Luck nice tractor,
    Henry
     
  3. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    love it...but I would also put more wire over it....predators will definatley get in there!
     
  4. chicks for better health

    chicks for better health Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put chicken wire right over the 4 x 4. Do you think that is sufficient?
     
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    chicks for better health Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can see the chicken wire in these photos
     
  6. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    Much better....did you do a floor? If not you ay wan tot lay down chickenwire in a skirt around so nothing can dig under and get your babies
     
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  7. chicks for better health

    chicks for better health Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many chickens will this tractor hold? It is 5' x 8' + 3' x 3' coop
     
  8. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    probably 3 or 4 if they get free range maybe a few more but not to many mine has a large run on it so I was able to fit 11 hens in mine and they are fine with each other and I don't have any picking or fighting.

    Henry
     
  9. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    The extra wire should help alot, the first wire looks so huge. I like it though, very cute.
     
  10. Moselle

    Moselle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice! So the wheels are going under the coop part? What a great idea! I bet since the tractor will move to different areas, you could handle 6 chickens in there.

    My only concern would be cold weather - will they have a larger henhouse to stay in when the weather gets super cold? They may need to bunker down for a few days and without a good-sized indoor space, they might get some severe cabin fever!
     

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