New Chicken Tractor - Quarantine Pen

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Majestic Lane Poultry, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. Majestic Lane Poultry

    Majestic Lane Poultry Heart Strings Animal Rehoming

    Feb 9, 2009
  2. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    AWESOME! Love it! I was thinking of making another tractor as breeder pens, just tiny little things
     
  3. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice design, easy to build and practical. [​IMG]
     
  4. Clay In Iowa

    Clay In Iowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't tell you how to improve it till you bring it by my place and let me try it out for a few years... er months... days.. yea days that's what I meant.. [​IMG]
     
  5. clarkai

    clarkai Out Of The Brooder

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    I think it's great, and I'm going to use it for planning my own pen. I'll probably make the wooden part a bit taller, and add an outside access to the nest box so I don't have to lift off the roof. I'll also add a door between the coop and the run, probably.

    Thanks for posting this!
     
  6. Majestic Lane Poultry

    Majestic Lane Poultry Heart Strings Animal Rehoming

    Feb 9, 2009
    Quote:You are welcome.

    This is what I suggest you keep in mind when building your version. My hubby built this for me fast cause I needed it in a hurry. We chose not to make it taller, add outside access to the nest box or put on roofing material because this is our last attempt at a chicken tractor:

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    This one has been finished forever and been in use as the blue silkie pen for years but I can't find any of those pictures just now.

    It is so heavy...it takes 4 strong men to move it! [​IMG]

    Clarkai--you may like this one: https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=61-chicken-tractor by dean

    We may add a door to the new one. We have been closing the opening at night with that board you see on the ground beside of it. BTW - all the top is hinged for easy access.

    Cannot wait to see the pictures of yours.
     
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  7. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    You should enter them in the coop contest, there aren't many submissions and yours is awesome.
     
  8. Majestic Lane Poultry

    Majestic Lane Poultry Heart Strings Animal Rehoming

    Feb 9, 2009
    Quote:Thank you all for your nice comments. I did put it on the coop page...just to give people ideas.
     

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