Please share your chicken tractor designs.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Rich Marshall, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Rich Marshall

    Rich Marshall Out Of The Brooder

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    I am in the process of designing a chicken tractor for 4 hens and looking for inspiration...please share your with me thanks.
     
  2. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2010
    Southeast MO
    Here is a look at mine, I made as a broody coop/chicken tractor/grower pen/what ever small animal I need to hold pen lol works great. I lay a heavy piece of plywood over the netting when I'm not home just in case something would want to bust through it (though my dogs do a great job of getting rid of any pests) and get them. I also pen them up safe in the little house every night so nothing can get them.
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  3. Mudpuddle

    Mudpuddle Out Of The Brooder

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    My Coop
     
  4. carladababe

    carladababe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens tractor is 10x10, but I'm sure can be sized down. Add a tarp, access to water and food, my girls love it.

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  5. MaresNest

    MaresNest Out Of The Brooder

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    carladababe,

    How much did your tractor cost to build? How much does it weigh? Do you have a side view picture? I'm constantly trying to figure out a lightweight tractor design that's large and relatively secure from predators. I keep coming back to these hoop houses. :)
     
  6. carladababe

    carladababe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,
    My husband says it cost around $450.00 but I think that includes some money to our friend who helped build it. He also says it weighs a couple hundred pounds, it's meant to be dagged by the tractor ( or truck with a hitch,) the bottom rails are built like runners for easier glide. We've had some really strong winds and it hasn't moved an inch, though I tend to remove the tarp in bad weather. I really like it, I can leave the girls outside without worry, saw a beautiful Bald chicken-eaten Eagle this morning. [​IMG]

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  7. mikecnorthwest

    mikecnorthwest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go to www.thegardencoop.com and check their tractor. It's awesome and the plans are very simple step by step plans.
     
  8. CALI CHICK

    CALI CHICK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I built mine out of scrap wood mostly. I had to buy the 6 foot boards along the bottom, chicken wire and castors (wheels) for the corners. It cost about $20. I move it around the yard myself a couple times a day for our 3 chickens. It sure isn't pretty, but it keeps the girls safe from hawks during the day.
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  9. MaresNest

    MaresNest Out Of The Brooder

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    Awesome! Thanks for the pic!
     
  10. Cargo

    Cargo Chillin' With My Peeps

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