Chicken Tractor Made for 24 Dollars thanks to skids (pics)

Want2BFarmer

In the Brooder
10 Years
Feb 21, 2009
60
0
39
PA
Here are some pictures of my recently finished tractor that was made from wood skids. I cut the skids apart and then used the pieces to construct the tractor. The only thing I bought was the 2x4's to construct the long parts of the run area. It is not the greatest tractor ever but it will work for my meat birds. I just wanted to prove that you can have chickens without having to spend a lot of money.





 

kycklingar!

Songster
10 Years
Feb 9, 2009
320
6
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Linköping, Sweden
Congrats on a job well done! I'm working on a big tractor, and trying to keep it under $60.
Sorry if I sound really ignorant... but, by "skids," do you mean pallets?
 

Andora

Songster
11 Years
Aug 26, 2008
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23
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Lexington, Kentucky
I was wondering the same thing. How did you get the pallets apart and the wood so nice looking? Did you do a lot of sanding?

Your tractor looks GREAT!
 

Want2BFarmer

In the Brooder
10 Years
Feb 21, 2009
60
0
39
PA
By skids I mean pallets and the wood is not the best looking .... all I did was bleach it to get it some what consistent in color and then stain. I wanted it to look rough like a old barn. Hopefully the chickens approve of their home.
 

Clay in MS

In the Brooder
10 Years
Mar 12, 2009
57
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Mendenhall, MS
I think the chickens will appove. Good Job. I just started a "low budget" coop. I had scrap lumber lying around. I think the chicken wire will be the most expensive part of the project.
 

Moonwalker

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12 Years
Jan 9, 2008
925
3
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Washburn, MO
That looks nice! I have been thinking about what kind of tractor I will make for my chickies. I have a while since I haven't gotten them yet!

I was snooping around my landlord's barn (she told me I could store some stuff there) and saw some good sized chunks of scrap plywood .....hmmm... if I show her the cute little fuffy babies and tell her they will need a nice secure home when they get bigger.....and offer to clear out that part of the barn....
 

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