SHOW me photos of your redneck chicken tractor for meaties please:-)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by sonew123, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Hi Guys

    I think Im in this meatie tractor thing solo as Dh will not have time to help me build anything. Which is fine Ill just screw it up myself and not blame him...LOL anyway I know the type of materials I have at home and was wondering if anyone has chicken tractors that cost nearly nothing to make and kept the chickens safe for 8-10 weeks...
     
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    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Mark & Nique Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:LOL thanks for the laugh!!!
     
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    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Mark & Nique :

    Howdy --

    Here's a link (http://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/better-homes-gardens/article/-/5829854/chicken-coop/) to a chicken tractor design that we modified for our own use.

    I made it myself with limited help from my wife, and it wasn't that expensive and can be made on the cheap by substituting scrap wood instead of driving to Lowe's.

    Good luck!

    That is doable:) think 15 meaties will be good in it? Ill use cement blocks on the outside to to prevent digging also keep them on wire that touches the ground-that way if something does get through underneath they still cant get in! I have less than a week to make it! thank you so much​
     
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    FF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Love your "tractor" haha. Hows it working for you? My cousin bought a 62 hp Mahindra with can and everything for $21,000 and still paying for it and as soon as hay season came the pto wouldn't work., They have spent over 3 months trying to figure out whats wrong.
     
  7. robnms

    robnms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's my lazy design to a chicken tractor I built for my granddaughter, it's working so far but I'm planning on building a bigger one soon.
    It's 4" x 12" and is easy to build. Notice the white picket garden fence I put on the ladder into the coop, the small birds had no problems getting up.
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    Life is good, they have it made in the shade!!!
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    Baby girl painting her chicken tractor!!!
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    Here's my mini for the Banty that's usually out all day till he decides it's bedtime.
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    I found the top at a department store that used to a a stand, I'm gonna try to get enough of this material to do a whole pen in, It's strong and free.
     
  8. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:awesome love the length of that one--thats what I ws kinde thinking too--no problems with predators? Do they get locked up at night?
     
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    helloroe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is the third coop this week I have seen with closetmaid shelving used on it. I think closetmaid has an expansion possibility and are missing the boat. I love how resourceful people are.
     
  10. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:100% thats why I asked. I was hoping I had al the materials on hand so I dont have to spend and $ -I think it will work and I can built it myself!
     

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