DIY chicken tractor from scrap wood

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ZachyWachy, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. ZachyWachy

    ZachyWachy Songster

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    I just started my own personal chicken tractor and thought that it would be fun to share it as well as helpful to get advise. It is made entirely out of leftover lumber. I made it for my bantams, as well as for any broodies and/or poults that I would like to have on grass.
    Right now I've just got the frame done. Next I will have to make a door and then cover it with chicken wire and it's done. Tips and ideas are helpful, but I have to do this pretty much out of scraps because my parents are giving me no support with my chickens. However, I would still like the tips and ideas, I might be able to use them later. Or somebody else could.
    Here's a few photos of the project right now. 20190315_094521.jpg 20190315_094501.jpg 20190315_094506.jpg 20190315_094511.jpg
     
  2. Perris

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    looking great! look forward to seeing it completed :)
     
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  3. aart

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    Pretty nice start on the frame, nice angle on the skid fronts.
    Chicken wire is not predator proof.
     
  4. ZachyWachy

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    Thanks aart. I'll try to get hardware cloth on it but it might take me a while because I'll have to buy it myself. Good thing that I've only got hawks that frequent my area. I do also have skunks and coyotes that come around occasionally, but by then whatever is in this tractor will be in their actual coop, safe and sound.
     
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  5. MissChick@dee

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    Yep...looks good. I love when people repurpose things. Your tractor is only as good as your defenses so don’t skimp on the wire. Can’t wait to see the finished tractor. Best wishes
     

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