Coops

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by GUSRENTIT, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. GUSRENTIT

    GUSRENTIT Out Of The Brooder

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    What do you folks think about "tractor" style coops. I'm thinking of building one that is about 6' x 12' on wheels for about 10 dual purpose chickens. Can anyone give me some pros and cons? I have lots of land, so moving it would be easy.
    Thanks,
    Gus
     
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Pros - Fertilizer, less damage to property

    Cons - moving it [​IMG]

    Sorry, don't have a chicken tractor, but I rotate between two runs to allow the grass a break from the chickens.
     
  3. RWD

    RWD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tractors are hard to get into to be able to catch or care for a chicken if you need to. Portable coops are much more practical. Check out my farm page and go to pics and you can see the ones I build, and there are pics of an in progress coop to give you details on how to build. They do take a little effort to move, but by using a two wheel hand truck under the front and pulling forward 10' each day or so, it is very practical.
     

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