My chicken tractor is DONE!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Up-the-Creek, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. Up-the-Creek

    Up-the-Creek Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2008
    West Virginia
    I have been bugging DH to build me a chicken tractor for almost a year now. He finally got some time off and decided he better get it done. It is now the new residence for my silver phoenix pair,..and they love it! [​IMG]

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    Last edited: Mar 12, 2009
  2. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    Can you give details on it? SHOULD DEF. PUT IT IN COOP CONTEST
     
  3. Up-the-Creek

    Up-the-Creek Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2008
    West Virginia
    We got the idea from some of the ones on the coop page. [​IMG]
    I aggrevated DH forever before he built it for me.
     
  4. wolfie

    wolfie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice Chicken Tractor I thought about building one, it did not turn out how I wanted it to be but I think I am going to try again and build it just like yours! [​IMG]
     
  5. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    looks very nice [​IMG]
     
  6. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    It's nice, I'd love a few of those!
     
  7. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Great job, looks awesome
     
  8. blueheaven

    blueheaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how has the tractor worked for you?
    i am building one similar and wondering about predators entering from the ground. i have 2x6 boards on the bottom and will not put wire on the ground.

    just wondering.
     
  9. B.CochinCrazy

    B.CochinCrazy Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks Great [​IMG]

    I am wondering if you can get a closer picture to wheels, how are they working?
     
  10. Up-the-Creek

    Up-the-Creek Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2008
    West Virginia
    The tractor is working out great! We have had no problems with any predators trying to get in so far, but we have 4 large dogs so we don't worry about that much. The wheels we bought at Lowes. We had some old wagon wheels, but the tractor needed a heavier wheel. We got some with the metal wheel.They hold up great even though it is very heavy. An afterthought,..use light materials. Use 2x2's instead of all 2x4's, use thinner materials for the house part. Think light when making it. This one is very easy moved though. My husband uses his "dolly" ( some people call it a truck) to slide under the front and he just walks off with it. Better yet a temp board across the front with two people would be easier. Oh and instead of taking the wheels off all the time, we just make a trench to park them in. That way the boards are all flush with the ground. I know I love it, my Romeo and Juliet love it, and poor DH has to make one more for me and another for his buddy. [​IMG]
     

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