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?

    /scott
     
  2. conny63malies

    conny63malies Crowing

    5,189
    54
    288
    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.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by