Chicks in Day tractor (pix)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by florida lee, May 24, 2011.

  1. florida lee

    florida lee Songster

    Apr 6, 2011
    Chicks has outgrown their night brooder, so put them in the day brooder outside. Now looks like they've outgrown it. So yesterday I moved them to the day tractor. Thunder storms rolled in last night so they did not resist moving them back to the brooder. Only keeping them in the day brooder and day tractor until they are big enough for the main tractor. which by the size and rate of growth will be very soon.


  2. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    Cute birds and dog. Nice tractor. Have fun!
  3. ruger22mama

    ruger22mama In the Brooder

    May 23, 2011
    Kansas City
    Nice work! The dog's expression cracks me up.
  4. BlueBetween

    BlueBetween Songster

    Apr 4, 2011
    Near Seattle
    there's always a dog looking on longingly at the chickens, isn't there? I have one too. She was sure the coop was her special new dog house, she couldn't believe her eyes when we put the chickens in and closed the door.

    Your tractor looks great. I can't decide what I want for mine, yours looks simple and easy to move. Will it be tall enough when they are full grown?
  5. epeloquin

    epeloquin Songster

    Mar 11, 2011
    Western Massachusetts
    Wow, that is one heck of a tractor. That's nicer than a lot of coops I've seen! Nice job.[​IMG]
  6. therowdydog

    therowdydog In the Brooder

    May 22, 2011
    TX Hill Country
    Nice tractor! Did you built it yourself?
  7. latebloomer

    latebloomer Songster

    Feb 10, 2011
    green mountain state
    Quote:x2 on the tractor and the dog!

  8. florida lee

    florida lee Songster

    Apr 6, 2011
    "BlueBetween" from the ground to the top its about 21". Should be high enough.... bare in mind that this is only a" day tractor" for them right now at this size. In a few weeks they will be moved to the main tractor. With more room "upstairs" in the coop and more room "downstairs" in the run. then this day tractor will only be used when I need to work on or clean the main tractor.

    "Rowdydog"... yes, I built the main tractor, day tractor and the day outside brooder. now working on a stationary coop and run. I learn as I go.

    main tractor

    outside brooder

    day tractor
  9. DingleBay

    DingleBay Chirping

    Apr 19, 2011
    I have never found a forum that I felt the need to post anything on before. BYC is such a great site for new chicken people and I am sure it won't get old as my experience grows. Anyway, I built my coop as economical as I could. Ya that worked out good. I can't free range because as I don't have a fence around my yard. Now I have a good idea as to how to let the girls move around the yard. Thanks.
  10. Lark Rise

    Lark Rise Songster

    Jan 22, 2011
    East Central Georgia
    Can we see another picture of the PVC feeder in the brooder? That has me intrigued. [​IMG]

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