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Moveable run?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ChixPix, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. ChixPix

    ChixPix In the Brooder

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    I have 2 acres with about a million bugs and worms and all kinds of yummy grasses. I also have a flower bed that I have been babying for 2 years, so I don't want to let the chickens free range. That and the fact I live in the middle of a bean field (literally) so I'm scared the chickens will go in and I'll never see them again.

    20 chickens... RIR and BR.

    Hubs and I were talking the other day about maybe making something that we could move around - just a run - so that the chicks could get a "taste" of "ranging" I probably wouldn't put them all in at one time, maybe 6 per day, switch them out once in a while. Then move the run to a new spot and let them eat there. Keeping them safe AND my flowers safe all at the same time.

    Anyone ever done this? Kinda like a tractor with no coop.
     

  2. elmo

    elmo Songster

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    Sure! It's a daytime tractor. Lots of people do that. I have two of them.
     
  3. ChixPix

    ChixPix In the Brooder

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    You know, as soon as I said "tractor without a coop" I was like "DUH, tractor without a coop!"

    LOL.
     

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