Chicken tractor

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by korlia, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. korlia

    korlia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi guys, I am very new to the site as well as to keeping backyard chickens!! We stay in SA and I have really found your site very usefull with all the tips and info. We are not as lucky as you guys over there to be able to order chicken tractors online, so I have decided that the hubby and I will attempt to build our own chicken tractor.

    I have read alot about this subject on your site and love all the views and opinions. I however would like to know if you guys think that 1m x 2m tractor would be enough to keep 3 hens? We have a lot of owls and hawks even though we stay in town. Not to mention dogs and cats. So a tractor would have tl be the way to go. I would let them roam freely when I can watch them. What size would you suggest? I want to make the nesting boxes in the roof of the A frame so that they have full use of the ground space?
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC! It's always nice to see another SA member [​IMG] Have you looked at the Coops section's designs yet? Size wise it's recommended that you allow 4 sq ft per chicken in the coop and 10 sq ft per chicken in the run.
     
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  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Hello! Give your chickens as much room as you can afford.
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    If you do have to confine your birds to a small area, look for breeds that are more docile and tolerate confinement better.
     
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  5. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! x2 on sumi's advice. Good luck.
     
  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    My Coop
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] sorry I still haven't learned the metric system.
     
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