I just placed my order with Ideal and my chicks should arrive on July 10th and I know they will live indoors for at least 4 weeks probably but I would like to build a simple small portable 'tractor' that I can use this summer to have them safely outdoors without me having to be there every minute, and also that could be used later on as a portable tractor I can use for my 3 hens when they are grown up. My real plan is to hire someone to help me build a chicken tractor with a windowed, insulated roost area above a fenced in run - prism shaped. My real coop plans might take me a month or two to actually get built. I live in a condo and my closest neighbor only reluctantly gave permission for me to get chickens - but she will revoke her permission (and ask me to get rid of them) if anything bothers her (the smell, the look, the noise, the look of muddy/poopy areas, etc...) so having everything attractive is a priority for me too. Ok, the real question: What might be the most practical size and way to build a quick tractor? I thought maybe a prism shape with 3' equalateral triangles on the ends and 4' long? That would have a 3'x4' foot print, be around 2' tall? Or would it be more practical to have it be rectangular, with a flat top instead? Since I don't have tools - maybe a triangle would be to hard because the boards need to be cut on angles? A door would be lovely but if its too hard, I could just plan to pick up the tractor to get the birds in and out. Any suggestions or ideas, or links to an actual plan would be so appreciated! Thanks for reading all this!