Mini-tractor, or brooder/tractor?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Mikeeeeeeeeee, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. Mikeeeeeeeeee

    Mikeeeeeeeeee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now I'm not sure what to call it.
    The run is 3x3.
    The coop is 3 x 20".
    I pulled it in the garage this afternoon and put my 2 week old RIR chicks in there.

    So.........is it a mini tractor?
    Or a brooder tractor?
    Or a Bractor?
    Or.............I dont know, i'm confused now and my head hurts........[​IMG]

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  2. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice design, wish I had one that small for a brooder, new hen, sick hen, etc. Think I'd call it a sub-compact tractor.
     
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Nice job!!! I guess you could call it either. [​IMG]
     
  4. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    Yeah, looks like a nice broo-actor!
    I like to use stuff like that for the youngins.
    I like my chicks to get outside as soon as possible and have the earth under their claws. I bet your RIR will enjoy it immensely![​IMG]
     
  5. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks great [​IMG] I love it.
     
  6. Mikeeeeeeeeee

    Mikeeeeeeeeee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys.
    As soon as they feather out, I will drag it outside and start moving it all over.
    Wont be long they will outgrow it though, and I will use it for the next batch of chicks.

    ( Gonna get me some BOs - oh yeah)

    I'm currently breaking apart pallets as I get them, and am planning a 12x12 coop to be built entirely from recycled wood!
     
  7. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    That would be perfect for a new mama in the making. [​IMG]
     
  8. cyanne

    cyanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are you using as litter? It looks like it might be cedar shavings? If so, you should swap that out for something else because cedar is toxic to chickens.
     
  9. Mikeeeeeeeeee

    Mikeeeeeeeeee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Pine mulch.
    Mostly bark.
     
  10. cyanne

    cyanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool, just had to do a double take because it looked kinda dark and reddish. [​IMG]

    BTW, the mini-tractor or tractorette looks great!

    Perfect for little chickies!

    Personally, I've been salivating over these gorgeous little 4 by 8 tractors that a few people sell on craigslist in my local area. They would be PERFECT for separating out some banties or a breeding trio or for chicks. They are completely enclosed with an open bottom and have wheels so you can move them around. Plus they are really cute.

    The only problem is that they are crazy expensive...cheapest is $600. Yikes!

    Looks like I will have to dust off my tools and get creative like you did!
     

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