My Quickie chicken tractor.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by michelleshenhouse, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. michelleshenhouse

    michelleshenhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Decided the girls needed a tractor that i could put several in during the day while I'm at work. I had a few trying it out this morning. I still need to do a shade cover. But overall it works. LOL
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  2. OneTenthAcreAndAChicken

    OneTenthAcreAndAChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    That's cool. I've been pondering making one too. I'd really like one that I can fold and store flat. We don't have much space to store bulky items. Yours looks like it might almost do that. If the sides could be popped off/on easily, or could swing into the middle...

    Maybe this is a silly question but - how do you get them in, just lift the end? do the go in by themselves?
     
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  3. citychickx6

    citychickx6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you steak them down for the day or can it flip if the wind catches it?

    I like the idea and want to do something similar for mine.
    I think I will need to steak mine down so they can't get loose.
    (Being in town can be such a pain.)
     
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  4. michelleshenhouse

    michelleshenhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!!! It will fold somewhat flat and I have a few areas in the yard that it wouldnt get toppled but would have to stake it if I had it more in the open.
     
  5. citychickx6

    citychickx6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool! I think I am going to go to the yard and contemplate doing one for us. (Translation: I am going to go to the yard and watch the chickens. LOL)
    No really I am going to go make windows for the coop and perhaps a tractor that I can easily pop apart for storage.

    I like the idea of letting them out. I just do not want to end up feeding them to any of the stray dogs or coons running around.
     
  6. michelleshenhouse

    michelleshenhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I surprised myself and did it yesterday. DH came home and gave me the weirdest look and I simply told him as least you did't have to build another coop.... [​IMG]
     

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