Chicken tractors and rain

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by wsmoak, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. wsmoak

    wsmoak Chillin' With My Peeps

    We built (well, I watched,) a 4x8 chicken tractor this weekend... it's still up on sawhorses so I can paint/seal it, but I wonder, what happens when it rains hard?

    Part of it is covered, but the water will run everywhere. Do you generally provide a way for them to get up off the ground, or ?

    The first inhabitants will be a hen and new chicks.

  2. 1K18

    1K18 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 6, 2011
    No. Mine just congregate under the covered section.

    They're birds; they'll be fine.
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    As long as they have a place to get out of the rain (your covered section), they should do fine. My permanent runs all have roosts in them though, so I'd put one in a tractor too if I was building one. And be sure to place your tractor in areas that drain well...

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