Largish Chicken Tractor

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by WhatIsChazaq, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. WhatIsChazaq

    WhatIsChazaq Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's how it started out...a simple 8 x 12 outdoor shed that was on our property when we bought it:

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    Some progress! It's now mounted on a Hay Wagon for easy relocation around the farm:
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    Here is a photo album showing the "mounting" process:
    http://picasaweb.google.com/slowbellyfarm/ChickenTractor?feat=directlink

    I will build out and mount up some nesting boxes today...pics later.
     
  2. wyandotte freak

    wyandotte freak Out Of The Brooder

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    Pretty cool. very good use of an old shed. Bet it was fun getting it up on that wagon. We have one that has a 4 x 8 coop built on top of a 8 x 8 run. The run ia 2 ft. tall. I mounted it on a 9 ft. trailer axle and pull it around with the three point hitch on my 57 ford tractor. sometime I will post pics.
     
  3. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I want that, and I want it NOW!
    Dang! What a setup!
     
  4. codymax2

    codymax2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cool!! Great idea!![​IMG]
     
  5. WhatIsChazaq

    WhatIsChazaq Out Of The Brooder

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    That was about an hour of careful work getting the shed on top of the wagon.

    Keep your eyes peeled on Craigslist...they go quick. I lucked into that one pretty cheap.
     
  6. brounii

    brounii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is so awesome! I love the little light you added for the chickens [​IMG] You did a great job getting that shed up on the platform. I would have been a nervous wreck, lol. I also love where you hung the feeder and waterer. What a perfect place. I'm sure the chickens love to go underneath out of the sun or rain. I'm jealous! [​IMG]

    By the way: [​IMG]
     
  7. Mtn Cur

    Mtn Cur Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You love your chickens a lot more than I do mine!
     
  8. WhatIsChazaq

    WhatIsChazaq Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not so sure that I love them that much...as I want to make caring for them as simple and to take as little time as possible out of my farm life.
     

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