My 1st Chicken Tractor

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Silver Fox, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox In the Brooder

    Sep 30, 2007
    Washoe County, NV
    Getting started this weekend since it finally stopped raining. Dark brown stain was an 'Oops' $5.00 Gal from Home Depot.


    Tractor is the future home of these lil girls; Buffs & Ameraucanas
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2008
  2. slyfoxpeeps

    slyfoxpeeps Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    Lewisburg, WV
    Nice Job!!!
  3. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    Very nice. You should be proud. Adorable chicks also. Post a pic when you are all done.
  4. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
  5. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Songster

    Jul 11, 2007
    how big is it? Looks a little small for 6 chicks...
  6. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox In the Brooder

    Sep 30, 2007
    Washoe County, NV
    Quote:Yeah it is. I have 7 'new' chicks, 4 Ameraucanas & 3 Buffs (one died 1 day after bringing her home [​IMG]
    It's 3 ft wide, 8 ft long, and 4 ft high. After a lil online research I learned the interior space required per chicken is 1.5 ft, so 6 chickens equals 9 sq ft. Well I have 7 chickens, Oops. The exterior space is just not there for all of them so 3 will join my 5 RIR and 5 BR.

    I think I'll keep the 4 Ameraucanas (Someone please tell me how to abbreviate that) in this Chicken Tractor and move it around my property.

    THANKS FOR THE REPLIES.... I'll post more pics next weekend, unfortunately my job gets in the way of my chickens [​IMG]
  7. RyanAndMeri

    RyanAndMeri In the Brooder

    Sep 10, 2007
    Hey I like that design, I hope you show what it looks like completed.

    And those chicks are so cute!!

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