Chicken Tractors?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by JacobMaxwell, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. JacobMaxwell

    JacobMaxwell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 4'X 9' chicken tractor where I keep my six hens. It has a 4' X 4' shelter and a 4' X 5' run. Does Anybody else have a chicken tractor? I would love to see other designs.
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  2. acemario

    acemario Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is ours. It is 3X7, and the coop part is 4x3. We currently have 3 hens in there. We're still looking or a good way to add wheels.
     
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  3. JacobMaxwell

    JacobMaxwell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks like a great tractor! Mine doesn't have the external nests.
     
  4. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    Give this a look Acemario:

    http://avianaquamiser.com/posts/Wheel_lift_for_a_chicken_tractor/

    I also used a system that was a 2x6 in my case with the wheels attached to it slightly longer than the width of the tractor to allow the wheels to turn freely.

    Then I merely attached hinges to the board that enable me to flip the wheels under the end of the tractor when it needed to be moved; Then flipped out when the tractor was at rest to caress the earth. Placed at the heavy end of your tractor I would suggest.
     
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