In the Brooder
- Mar 29, 2013
So I have a coop for my 11 girls, and I (will shortly) have an attached run. I also have a tractor for them so they can graze on the green grass too. My question is, how do you get them moved from coop or run to tractor? Right now, I put a bucket under the door and when I open it, they literally throw themselves out the door and fall into the bucket and then I carry the bucket to the tractor. They range from 4-7 weeks old so they aren't too heavy. I usually make two trips. But this isn't something I really want to continue doing. And moving them one by one is laborious, even if my 4 year old does enjoy it immensely. Any ideas? Maybe a chicken wagon? And no, they can't really free-range. We have 5 acres in a country setting, but I'm pretty sure we are the only people in the subdivision that fence their dogs and so we randomly have very large hunting dogs visiting us.