Chicken Tractor, Strawberry and Rosie in Residence (pics)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by raindrop, May 8, 2008.

  1. raindrop

    raindrop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DH started our chicken tractor in March. It is based off one of the Fordham arcs, just more simplified.

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    They are using the little shelf to jump up to the perches/nest just fine.
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    I may replace the chicken wire with hardware cloth but right now they are in the main coop at night.
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    And now that the chicks are too big for the brooder, Strawberry and Rosie live in their new home, helping make sure we have a good garden this summer!
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    Thanks for looking!
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2008
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Great job, raindrop! [​IMG]

    If the girls will reside in the tractor overnight, you might want to do a harware cloth skirt on the ground around the perimeter as fool-proofing against predators. We've had no digging pred problems using this method. We secure the wire to the ground with garden staples/stakes and have cut up wire clothes hangers to make our own stakes for free.

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    You already brought up the hardware cloth "make-over" so I'll be quiet now! [​IMG]


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