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


    GUSRENTIT Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 29, 2011
    Pueblo West, Co.
    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.
  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

    Jan 2, 2011
    Wartrace TN.
    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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