Chicken Tractors and Sprinklers

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jtsummie, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. jtsummie

    jtsummie New Egg

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    I've been lurking online for a while now trying to do all my research before I pitch the idea to my wife. We live in the suburbs so I'm thinking a chicken tractor will work the best for us. Do those of you with tractors worry about the sprinklers? I've seen some really nice plans and designs on here and most are made of wood, do you move them away from your sprinklers at night or just don't worry about it?

    Thanks!
     
  2. wpalmisano

    wpalmisano Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. jtsummie

    jtsummie New Egg

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    I was thinking exposed 2x4's, we are planning on having a roof over most of it, but just worried about the sides. Most of the coops I see in the coop section have exposed 2x4's.
     
  4. birdman74

    birdman74 New Egg

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    As long as you prime and paint it will hold up for many years.
     

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