My chickens are currently in this chicken tractor, when they aren't in the yard. Yeah I know, ha ha. It sounded like a good idea, just move the tractor and it will be easy to maintain. It can be moved, but I think I hurt my back doing it so I am going to make a kennel run and attach the tractor coop, just till I can make a new one. Here is a view of the kennel run next to my raised beds. I am going to have to put wire up. Notice the 2x4's that are attached to the bottom tubing. I am planning to put the coop on the rear right side panel. I am also going to put hardware cloth around the bottom and probably some wire on top, along with the tarp roof made for it. Here is a view of the other side The board and pipe raises it up a little from the surrounding yard. I am planning on letting the chickens clear the grass out for me, then I'm going to put down landscape cloth, and add the sand. I might have enough height for 3 inches of sand above the area, and am concerned about the sand getting muddy. I am hopping the cloth and roof will help with that. I don't want to dig down because the ground is clay after a foot or so, and I think it will just serve as a water reservour if I do that. I have a hen and 3 roosters so far. I am going to get 2 or 3 more hens and get rid of the roosters. I think I need to do this sooner rather than later, that way my hen won't be outnumbered by other strange hens. I am going to keep my tractor run for such introductions. What will be the long term effect of my plans? I imagine the sand will pile up a little bit as it spills over the side, and I can add more. I don't want to go to a lot of trouble and find that it's harder to keep clean instead of easier. I plan on only having 4 hens at the most instead of 5 like I had planned.