Moving a Pasture Pen

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by danschicks, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. danschicks

    danschicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I used 3 pieces of scrap wood, 4 bolts, a few screws, and 2 sets of old training wheel tires.

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    The little car can be put under any of the four sides of the pen. It lifts the side just high enough to clear the grass and keep chickens and turkeys in. This pen is 8X10X3.

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    I have heavy ropes attached to all four sides. It is very easy to grab the rope on the opposite side and pull the pen to its new position. It takes about 30 seconds for the whole process of moving a pen.

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  2. averytds

    averytds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Nifty.


    Now where did I put all those old pairs of training wheels? [​IMG]
     
  3. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    That is a great idea!! [​IMG] Would love to see a pic of you whole tractor! Been trying to get ideas for the spring!!
     
  4. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    I like your idea. This might just be the way to retrofit my non-wheeled tractors without having to take the birds out first to do it. Thanks for the photo!
     
  5. schmism

    schmism Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bent up an almost identical wheeled skid thing-a-bob that salatin uses.. it goes in the back. the cage height is just right for me to lift the wire and drag... i have a rope for the DW who is shorter.
     
  6. twentynine

    twentynine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use an upright frieght dolley.

    Stick it under the end you want to raise, put a block of wood between the handles and the pen. Presto-change o one end off the ground.
     
  7. duckfat

    duckfat Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm lazy. I use this:

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  8. Stefrobrts

    Stefrobrts Out Of The Brooder

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    I love seeing solutions that are brilliant and dead simple! And you only need one set for all your pens. I think you just saved me a LOT of work!
     

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