LoneOak Chiken tractor

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by LoneOak, Oct 26, 2014.

  1. LoneOak

    LoneOak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well finally after about a years time I finally finished my LoneOak Chicken Tractor and got it moved to the pasture along the edge of my garden.

    I did the original design and sent It to a friend who put it in a design program SketchUp. The computer design told me what length and angle to use on the cuts and I ended up with hardly any wasted material. The roof even came out where 2 8ft panels were perfect. I installed a PVC feeder and water system with horizontal nipples. I also made nest boxes out of 5gal buckets and installed them in the back.

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    There are two doors to allow human access to most all the coop.
    My BIL gave me the weathervane which I painted black and green.
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    There is a lever to raise the front wheels but I don't like how it works and may change it.
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    The boards that contact the ground are all pressure treated 2x4s
    but the rest are 2x3 to save weight and money.
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    Some new residents have already moved in and discovered the feed and water.
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    I got eggs in the nest boxes first day but one was in the straw
    so hopefully they will all catch on soon!
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    Last edited: Oct 26, 2014

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