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is this tractor a good size?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by The Harvest Moon Chicken, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. The Harvest Moon Chicken

    The Harvest Moon Chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, I'm new to raising chickens, or i will be, i only just ordered my three chickens today. I think I have read everything there is about taking care of them, but experience always was better than just reading about something. So I was wondering if those of you with experience could help me, with only my book smarts (of what those there is):

    There is a tractor on the BYC coops page, the one in the middle, and I was planing on building something pretty close to that. I wanted to make sure that it would be big enough for a silkie, brahma bantam and japanese.

    the dimensions of the tractor are:

    coop: 36" x 48" 30" tall
    run : 36" x 84" (7') 30" tall

    the run in the picture is 8ft. long but I dont THINK I need it that big, will 7 ft do?

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  2. Llysse

    Llysse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would think that would be plenty of space for three birds. [​IMG]

    Since your run is for a tractor, I'm sure 7 feet will do. If you notice the run getting mucky, you simply move it, as you know. Feather-footed breed like Brahmas tend to scratch and muck the ground a little less, anyway, though.

    Are you excited?!!
     
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  3. The Harvest Moon Chicken

    The Harvest Moon Chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    YES! im so exited. i visited a feed store today and bought my chick feed... although, i forgot to ask if it was medicated... I got an e-mail saying the chicks would arrive around may 2, and i cant wait!
     
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    Llysse Chillin' With My Peeps

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