Chicken Tractor Question

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Aquadogspa, May 5, 2011.

  1. Aquadogspa

    Aquadogspa New Egg

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    I want to build a tractor similar to this one:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=43104-chicken-tractor-forager

    I can't allow my 8 girls to free range due to the hawks and eagles in my area, but I love the idea of a tractor to allow them out on the grass for a few hours. Do I need to provide nesting boxes in the tractor if they will only be in it for a few hours at a time? Thanks!

    Cindy
     
  2. Captain Carrot

    Captain Carrot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it depends when they'll be inside it.

    Normally my hens have finished laying by mid afternoon. So if they'll be inside in the afternoons you probably won't need a nest box.

    By the way, that's a cool tractor.
     

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