My chicken tractor

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by guitari609, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. guitari609

    guitari609 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just finished my addition to my chicken tractor, and thought I would post a couple of pics.

    Here is the original, when it was basically just a moveable run.[​IMG]


    After moving chickens for about a week, I decided the addition of a coop to the tractor would be a wise investment:

    Showing the door in the side that accesses the laying boxes from behind...and the awesome lawnmower wheels.
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    and a front view where you can see the door I made to make it easy to let them out to wonder while I'm around.
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    The roof of the coop opens up in two sections for easy access. This thing has worked so great so far, although I am a little worried that it isnt absolutely predator proof due to chicken wire instead of 1/2 x 1/2 and the fact that an animal could concievably come underneath, but they could not lift it, it is quite heavy, and I move it almost every day, so it's not like a critter would be able to work on diggin under it for several nights. Plus I keep it within 30 yards or so of the house, so hopefully it will be ok, plus clean up is a breeze, just pick it up and move it 8'! The run is 6x6 and the coop is 2x6 by the way, and I let them out pretty much 100% of the time I am home.
     
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2008
  2. SGM

    SGM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so jealous of all of you who can have chicken tractors and have flat land. We're as hilly here as you can get so chicken tractors are void and useless here. I sure do like them though and wish we could use them.
     
  3. guitari609

    guitari609 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah, I'm lucky that my property is as flat as it is, because if it were any worse at all I couldnt do the tractor. I've already decided if I build another it will be smaller, and hold fewer chickesn. I have a heck of a time placing it so that there isnt too large of holes under it.
     

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