Need Help W/ Tractor Demensions

Corey NC

Songster
12 Years
Mar 28, 2007
1,380
6
191
North Carolina
I am trying to plan out a tractor I want to build. It will hold around 5-8 seramas and will be moved every couple days. They would mainly be in run and only go into the "coop area" to roost at night and to lay. I am terrible of figuring out deminsions in my head so can someone help me figure out if this is a good plan. A step by stepguide would be helpful, lol.

 
Last edited:

fowltemptress

Frugal Fan Club President
12 Years
Jan 20, 2008
1,796
42
209
It seems skinny to me, I'd widen it to 3 or 4 feet. Most of ours are about 8 or 10 feet by four feet, and about five feet tall. With two feet your chickens don't have much manueverability, but then none of mine are as small as seramas. good luck!
 

twigg

Cooped up
11 Years
Mar 2, 2008
1,389
7
171
Tulsa
2 x 2 at the top means not much headroom ... the sides slope.

3 foot wide might be better ... they always end up bigger than you intended, it's a rule of coop-building


8 medium sized birds want around 64 inches of root space.
 

patandchickens

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Apr 20, 2007
12,520
257
341
Ontario, Canada
mine is 4x7 and I can move it just fine, if that helps you any.

the wider design not only gives the chickens a lot more useable room in the shelter, it also makes the whole tractor more stable (vs wind or dogs) and stronger (less tendency to twist and rack and pull the joints apart).


Pat
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom