How big of a tractor would I need?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by shelleyd2008, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I currently have 12 mille fleur d'uccles. There are 6 males and 6 females. I am deciding on which 2 males to keep. I want to make a chicken tractor for the ones I keep, but I'm not sure how big to make it? There would be 6 hens and 2 roos, so what do you guys think?

    I need to know specs for the 'coop' and the run, since my other tractors don't have 'coops'. I'm not sure how big to go! Thanks!! [​IMG]
     
  2. kycklingar!

    kycklingar! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The minimum would probably be a 4x8 to 4x10 run, but you may find eventually that you want to separate the boys. We have exactly the same ratio, and our boys now live in a 4x8 tractor since the girls were losing too many feathers to their amorous advances.
    Here is my new tractor, complete with coop! I can share with you a detailed set of plans. With these plans, you can pretty much keep it around $100 for materials.
    If you use them and like them, you can paypal a donation to my chicken feed budget... [​IMG]

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=149260
     

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