Has anyone added on to Tractor?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by s6bee, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. s6bee

    s6bee Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    Well, the tractor ideas seemed like a good one at the time, but it's just not. It's heavy, a pain to move, etc. It's just too small since I was given more chickens then I ordered and I have one hen that is just kicking the crap out of the others. So, my husband asked if I heard of anyone adding on to the tractor? Has it been sucessful if you have?? I personally would rather try and get a shed to convert. ( I can get more birds too! [​IMG] ) but not sure if he'd go for that. I don't have pictures of my tractor but it's pretty basic and about 1.5' -2' off the ground.

  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    If it were me, I'd just build a whole nother Real Coop, and save the tractor for use as hospital ward, isolation unit for new chickens, emergency space when you wind up with unexpectedly more chickens than the coop was supposed to hold, etc.... ALL of which functions you will probably need sooner or later [​IMG]

  3. willheveland

    willheveland Songster

    Jan 29, 2008
    southern tier,NY
    What breed of chickens do you have in there,are they for meat,eggs or pleasure?How big is it? Will
  4. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Songster

    Aug 31, 2007
    Heres what i came up with:
  5. s6bee

    s6bee Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    I have various standards for eggs. I think I'm going to look into building new.
  6. foxtrapper

    foxtrapper Songster

    Apr 18, 2007
    Quote:I added a 4x8 run on the side of mine. It hangs from brackets and moves with the tractor. Works just fine.

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