Our Chicken Tractor! Updated w/pics of new residents!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by TerriLaChicks, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

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    With everlasting gratitude and thanks to all of the members of this forum who were so generous with their ideas and photos and specifications and answers to questions; and also thanks to my wonderful Dad & talented husband who built it,
    I am pleased to present our completed tractor!

    The coop is approximately 4x5x6 and the run 6x12; measurements are slightly scant as we used salvaged lumber & had to trim a few ends off. The only things we bought were the hardware cloth and the roofing material.

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    A closeup of the door entrance. My husband had this little sales sample of an urn and pediment (he's in building materials) so we spiffed it up a bit.
    O & I did the paint job. it was a fun 2 weekend project for all of us!

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    Last edited: Jun 19, 2008
  2. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    wow beautiful ! nice paint job mine looks like some sorta wierd modern artist made it [​IMG] it has painted shoe prints from my cousin all over it. Your is beautiful good job building it your hens will be happy living there.

    Henry
     
  3. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

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    GREAT tractor!!! I love the paint job!
     
  4. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    What a great chicken tractor! Really cute! It looks like a good functional design and well crafted, too. Nice wire. [​IMG]
     
  5. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    That is amazing, great job!!!!
     
  6. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

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    The new chicklets are enjoying their tractor so much! Of course, our cat Minou has to keep a close eye on them. Three will be staying here & the other three will be going to my coworker's farm to start another laying flock. We enjoy them so much & are looking forward to the eggs!
    plus I finally figured out how to post pics, yay!!!

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