Dual purpose brooder / tractor?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ScottM, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. ScottM

    ScottM Songster

    I'm wondering if any tractor design could do dual purpose as a tractor? Or failing that, be collapsible.

    Maybe an ark design would be best, any ideas for better?

  2. conny63malies

    conny63malies Crowing

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    The problem with most ark designs that they either lack head room , space or both.. i dont see why i tractor couldnt be used as a brooder , given you got a electric hook up to it. THe biggest issue is the risk of fire in the coop when running electricity to it. How many chicks are you thinking of ? if its only a few a large clear storage box , like a rubbermaid would do. Just cut a large hole in the top and cover it with hardware cloth . You can keep them in the laundry or bathroom.
  3. ScottM

    ScottM Songster

    I'll hAve six but the weather really won't warm up until they get BIG so if I have to build a brooder, might make it dual purpose. Maybe just big enough for two to put in with the others in the coop from time to time.

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