Coop Vs. Tractor?Newbie in a predator prone area

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chaudclaude, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. chaudclaude

    chaudclaude Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm new to all of this and I was wondering whether a coop or a tractor would be better to keep my chickens in?I live in an area with a lot of predators,so I am afraid that a tractor would be too easy for predators to acess.Does anyone have some input for this?
     
  2. 4 the Birds

    4 the Birds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would build a permanent coop location. You can build-out your run with your fence or cloth below ground if you are concerned about predators. Your nothern location will need elec in the winter months to supply a heated water dispensor.
     

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