Our chicken tractor's online debut

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Want Less, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. Want Less

    Want Less Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought we'd share our chicken tractor with information on how we made it and how it functions. It currently houses six chickens (three RIR and three black sex links). We are expanding our flock slowly each year so we're in the process of building a permanent chicken yard. Though I know some people successfully keep more chickens in the same amount of space as our chicken tractor, I personally feel that six is enough in there. Even after our chicken yard is complete and operational, we plan to continue using our tractor. It's an easy way to safely let them "free range" without having to worry about predators. [​IMG]

    It's a video w/ more detailed description in the blog entry. If it were just pictures, I'd post them here but I don't think we can post videos (or am I wrong?) Anyway, here's the link if any of you want to go check it out .
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    (Side note.... expecting our 2011 chicks tomorrow if all goes well! [​IMG])
     
  2. TinyLittleFarm

    TinyLittleFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really cool video! Nice job on the tractor. I love the removable floor. [​IMG]
     
  3. CherBru

    CherBru Out Of The Brooder

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    Great job! Thanks for sharing it in video. It sure helps us newbies!
     
  4. Tomski

    Tomski Chillin' With My Peeps

    That was a good job - Thanks for sharing![​IMG]
     
  5. Want Less

    Want Less Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks! I have to say that was a last minute decision. We are in eastern NC so for a large portion of the year, we are battling heat and humidity more than we are cold. We knew we had to have extra ventilation because of that, so an open floor was necessary for maximum air flow. As it started getting colder, we decided to cover the floor at the last minute... and it works perfect. (The removable floor also makes it super easy to clean out during the winter. We just slide it out covered in shavings, dump it in a bin, replace the floor and toss in new shavings. Couldn't be simpler.)
     
  6. Want Less

    Want Less Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You're very welcome! We learned a lot from other people sharing so we're just trying to pay it forward [​IMG]
     

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