My very first Chicken Tractor!!***** DONE!!!*****

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chickhamm, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. chickhamm

    chickhamm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well ive been reading posts on tractors and coups and runs and have started building my own tractor this past weekend. Its close to done and ill post pictures of it when it is finished, but here is its humble beginings....

    this is the first of the framework, i used treated 2 by 4s for the skids and rounded them down, its going to be 4ft by 6ft by 3 ft high

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    adding more of the frame and seeing where i want to make some changes already......am always coming up with new ideas

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    ok. so i wanted to change the little coope area, making it slanted and also taking out the middle brace on the bottom, i just moved it up to support the floor of the little coop

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    getting LOTS closer to finished!!!

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    the farther along i am getting the more i see things i will do differently with the next one. im planing on building at least 2, the next one will be 4 by 8. The only new wood so far are the skids, all the rest is recycled from other projects and friends.

    have a wonderfull day
    chickhamm
    Theressa
    Creatively Woven Baskets
    GA
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2008
  2. willheveland

    willheveland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like it is going to be a winner for sure.I love moveable coops too.They are addicting though.
    Will
     
  3. Brian

    Brian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep up the good work!
     
  4. SillyChick

    SillyChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice!!! [​IMG] I'm sure it will turn out very well.

    Good luck!
     
  5. Moselle

    Moselle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice work! I love the look of the siding.
     
  6. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks Good



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    have picture of it all done?
     
  7. chickhamm

    chickhamm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ITS DONE ....im so happy, and i think it turned out great!!! Here are a few pics

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    the top of the roof opens up to alow me access to the coupe area. On the side there the bottom board is hinged so it flips up, that way i can just push the shavings and poopies out into a wheel barrel or bucket

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    now that it is finished i see a few things differently for the next one i want to do.


    OHhhh here are some pictures of a few of my *helpers*

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    have a great day everyone

    chickhamm
    Theressa
    Creatively Woven Baskets
    GA
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2008
  8. Kittikity

    Kittikity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice coop and pretty buff orpingtons.. Also like the dark green paint..

    What kind of dog is the little black one? Looks like my little chihuahua/dachshund..
     
  9. chickhamm

    chickhamm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that is angie she is a mini dauchsun. LOL shes getting her kicks in now cause soon that puppy is gona be to big to play with LOL. It already outweighs her 3 to 1
     
  10. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    Looks Great!
     

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