1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Moving my Chicken Tractor

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by RobininCT, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. RobininCT

    RobininCT Out Of The Brooder

    26
    0
    22
    Mar 26, 2012
    Norfolk, CT
    I posted a video on youtube about moving my recently built chicken tractor to fresh ground. My coop is 8x5 with a 16'x6' potable run


    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2016
  2. BruceAZ

    BruceAZ Chillin' With My Peeps

    863
    53
    98
    May 18, 2016
    Valley of the Sun :)
    you can link the video right in this site

    in the editor -- next to the image icon is the video. .just put the link in to link in the video
     
  3. RobininCT

    RobininCT Out Of The Brooder

    26
    0
    22
    Mar 26, 2012
    Norfolk, CT

    Thanks for the heads up.
     
  4. BruceAZ

    BruceAZ Chillin' With My Peeps

    863
    53
    98
    May 18, 2016
    Valley of the Sun :)
    my backyard is pretty small compare to yours

    did the grass grow back at all ?
     
  5. RobininCT

    RobininCT Out Of The Brooder

    26
    0
    22
    Mar 26, 2012
    Norfolk, CT
    Yes the grass grows back quickly, as long as they don't stay on it too long. A couple/3 weeks later, there is a dark green rectangle on the lawn where the run was, their poops is excellent fertilizer...hah
     
  6. rottlady

    rottlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    687
    78
    116
    Mar 20, 2016
    Georges Mills, NH
    I move mine every day it is 3' x 10' and 7 chickens in it
     
  7. BruceAZ

    BruceAZ Chillin' With My Peeps

    863
    53
    98
    May 18, 2016
    Valley of the Sun :)
    my chickens dug up all the way down to the roots of the grass..

    for my case.. i don't think the grass is coming back.. [​IMG]

    i clean out the coop/run each day and put the manure in the compost bin

    fresh manure on bare earth + 110 heat.. it will attract flies
     
  8. RobininCT

    RobininCT Out Of The Brooder

    26
    0
    22
    Mar 26, 2012
    Norfolk, CT
    Do you have a picture of it? Is the coop and run all one piece.
     
  9. rottlady

    rottlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    687
    78
    116
    Mar 20, 2016
    Georges Mills, NH
    a friend made it for his hens but when he gave them away he brought it up for me to use
    It is not beautiful and in no way resistant to a bear, coon or fox/coyote but it works for daytime

    [​IMG]
     
  10. RobininCT

    RobininCT Out Of The Brooder

    26
    0
    22
    Mar 26, 2012
    Norfolk, CT
    Looks good, very portable.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by