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How to get them out of the tractor?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by BeardedChick, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am almost finished building a crazzzzzy turkey tractor for my poults. It's 8' long by 4' wide, made out of old recycled skis, recycled lumber, and chicken wire. What I am wondering about is how to get them out of there at the end of the day. Is there an easy way?
     
  2. dixygirl

    dixygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make a long L shaped pole and reach in and pull/herd them out. Maybe get a 10 foot pvc tube and a 3foot piece and use a corner connector to connect them. Or feed it thru the other end and gently push or direct them out.
     
  3. mradam

    mradam Out Of The Brooder

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    Won't they just kinda come out on their own? (probably a dumb question)

    Adam
     
  4. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good idea with the pole, thanks.

    Adam, the way it usually works - all but one will come out. [​IMG]
     
  5. lost

    lost Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I made mine were you can open both ends
    the front and the house end

    [​IMG]


    but mine was just a $10 tractor though
     
  6. mradam

    mradam Out Of The Brooder

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    I like that tractor, lost. Is it easy to move around?

    Did you build it yourself?

    Adam
     
  7. lost

    lost Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yea its real easy and i did my own creation [​IMG]
     
  8. GallowayFarms

    GallowayFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a fishing net with small holes so they can't stick their heads through.

    It works like a charm. I tired the wire hook method. It was a pain in da booty.

    And the net helps when herding them around since it will give you more reach. Good Luck

    Nick
     

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