My new Chicken Tractor (In The Works)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by OkChickens, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    I worked on the for about 2 hours this afternoon. It was really easy and tomorrow I am going to put on a roof!


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    Nate
     
  2. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awesome tractor [​IMG]
     
  3. Wyogirl

    Wyogirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    NICE![​IMG]
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  4. Rich Marshall

    Rich Marshall Out Of The Brooder

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    How many chicken are you putting in there and will they sleep somewhere seperate...just asking as I am in the process of building a tractor.
     
  5. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    I'm not sure what I will use it for but I just wanted to see the image I have been thinking of for the last few days. I might build a 8x8 or 8x12 for a grow out pen. I think I might run a wire skirt around the base to keep coons from digging.

    Nate
     
  6. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    I might enclose one end about 3x4 and put 3 hens and a Roo in there probably just 3-4 layers.

    Nate
     
  7. lawnman

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    hardware cloth was a great investment... Its pretty much predator proof if installed properly.
     
  8. curtym

    curtym Out Of The Brooder

    Looks like your on your way to being mobile!
     
  9. jerryb

    jerryb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nice start,

    i like your handle on one end, I need to do that to the similar sized tractor i built last year. I used lighter materials ( 2 x 2s). I was surprised at how heavy it was to move. so my advice is to buy good tires, I put on some push lawnmower tires that i had in the garage and its too hard to move easily.

    jerry
     
  10. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    Today I put a piece of plywood on the top and put a Trio of O Shamo in it and they loved it. The stag is to tall for it but the like it.

    Nate
     

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