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Our First Chicken Tractor!!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Newchickenmom&kids, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. Newchickenmom&kids

    Newchickenmom&kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone! We're new here! My two boys and I decided we wanted some chickens. In researching coop/tractor designs I just about drove myself mad!!! Soooo many variations!!! I finally decided I liked the 'style' of the Forsham. So we set out to see how close we could come to making one like theirs. Since we have absolutely no carpentry experience...I am extremely thrilled about our final product!!!! I'm also using Photobucket for the first time so here it goes!! Hope this works!!!

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  2. allen wranch

    allen wranch Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Nice work !

    You will have better bad weather protection if you bring the roof line down the sides in the back near the solid end. It will also give them a little more shade in the summer.
     
  3. Newchickenmom&kids

    Newchickenmom&kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! It and we are a work in progress![​IMG]
     
  4. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    Wow, great job! How many chickens will it house?
     
  5. Newchickenmom&kids

    Newchickenmom&kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well now we're not sure of that...based on what I've been reading...maybe only 5 or 6 regular size as the roosting area up top is about 5 0r 6 ft long....maybe a little longer. We only wanted to start with that many anyway...so we'll see!
     
  6. Chickencoop1996

    Chickencoop1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome job!
     
  7. tnmamaw01

    tnmamaw01 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey that looks awesome. Great job. We are looking into making one of these too. You all did great!
     

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