Chicken Tractor

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by shanglen, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. shanglen

    shanglen New Egg

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    We are new to chickens and have ours in a chicken tractor. We are keeping 5 hens and the tractor is in our back yard which is about 150 x 300 feet. We move the tractor every day so they get fresh greens. Is this adequate?
     
  2. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    sounds good got mine in a tractor but my yard is alittle bigger.
    Henry
     
  3. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You shouldn't have any problems with that big of a lawn. Overall climate and how fast the grass grows are the real factors though.

    The same issue farmers run across. Some areas you can graze a cow on 1/2 acre and in others it takes 2 or more.
     
  4. shanglen

    shanglen New Egg

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    Thanks for the input. The grass seems to grow overnite here in Pacific NW Washington. I have the tractor in the areas I hate to mow because the grass grows soooo fast!
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    It's probably big enough. I have 14 chicks doing grass kill duty in a oh... 20 by 60 spot? They are doing a pretty good number on the place, as half of it is almost all gone!
     
  6. shanglen

    shanglen New Egg

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    Quote:Thank you so much! I had chickens when I was a teenager but that was %$#@ years ago! I think I have forgotten a bunch. My 4yo DD LOVES the chickens and counting the eggs!
     

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