It's finally finished - Chicken tractor (**Pic heavy**)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by stephen_tx, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. stephen_tx

    stephen_tx Out Of The Brooder

    31
    0
    22
    Jul 25, 2008
    Midlothian, Texas
    Well about 95% finished. My original thought was to leave the wheels off until I was ready to move it, but since I always build things that can withstand Gail force winds it weights a ton to have to lift the coop end to put the wheels on.

    So I ended up building a skirt around the bottom and in doing so one of the wheels interferes with the run door. I'll be fixing that tonight after the girls are all tucked into the coop for the night.

    Our 4 yr old though that because it's a tractor it should be painted Johne Deere green, so you could say it's our John Deere chicken tractor:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Stephen_TX
     
  2. spookykim

    spookykim Chillin' With My Peeps

    347
    0
    129
    Jul 16, 2008
    Ohio
    it looks very nice. I wish I has handy like that.
     
  3. Weasleymum

    Weasleymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    308
    20
    148
    Aug 1, 2008
    Virginia
    Beautiful tractor! What are the dimensions?
     
  4. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Thats great!! You should be very proud!
     
  5. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    That should get an award for cute!!!! A++++++++++++++
     
  6. stephen_tx

    stephen_tx Out Of The Brooder

    31
    0
    22
    Jul 25, 2008
    Midlothian, Texas
    Quote:Overall it is 4ft wide x 8ft long x 5ft high.

    The run itself is 4ft wide x 8ft long x 3ft high and 1 1/2ft under the coop

    The coop itself is 4ft wide x 3ft long x 4ft high up the sides and an extra 1ft to the peak.

    Stephen_TX
     
  7. sixpantsmaloney

    sixpantsmaloney Out Of The Brooder

    39
    0
    32
    Apr 21, 2008
    I must be the only one with this problem. All the tractors I see have NO ground clearance.

    If I pulled that tractor on my lawn the leading bottom supports (2x4 in my case) would catch. I sanded and rounded the edge but in the end I needed 3 inches to clear roots, small bumps, etc.

    So how does this pull?
     
  8. johnmayersquare

    johnmayersquare Let's Talk About Chicks, Man!

    442
    0
    139
    Nov 17, 2007
    Port Orchard, WA
    LOVE the color! Great job! [​IMG]
     
  9. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    Wow very nice, is it heavy??

    I love the color!
     
  10. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    Looks awesome!!!!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by