Tiny Chick Tractor

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by nancypo, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. nancypo

    nancypo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since I had 2 new babies, almost 3 weeks, and it's finally warming up, I kept thinking about how to build a portable, temporary chick tractor, to last a month or so. AND, this is SUPERVISED only!!! I sit in a chair right next to the 2 girls. This is merely a way to get them used to being outside and be able to see and be on the ground. This is not for protection (my job), but to contain them.

    Here's what I came up with- I created a frame using a cardboard box. Cut out the bottom and 2 "windows" on 2 sides. Covered the sides and top with garden bird netting (NOT aviary netting). Stapled with regular staples on the outside of the box. Went over the top, and cut in an opening large enough for me to easily reach in. All done! Here's some photos of Ellie and Buffy's first field trip, they loved it!!! Took a dust bath and pecked happily, and Rosie, the hen, checked them out too!

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  2. farmerinKC

    farmerinKC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look very happy in their tiny chick tractor. [​IMG]
     
  3. nancypo

    nancypo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks and it was cheap! Free!
     
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Looks like a little chicken television set... [​IMG] Good job - reused and recyclable [​IMG]
     
  5. nancypo

    nancypo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes! Just like 90% of the coop:)

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  6. Life is Good!

    Life is Good! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww.....Sweet little peeps!
    Enjoying the sunshine did they?!
    Great idea. Perfect for their size right now. Hey, maybe they could "move up" to a dishwasher box....then a washing machine/dryer box....then a fridge box on it's side.....LOL!
     
  7. nancypo

    nancypo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I had thought of that too! When they're bigger they'll graduate to the enclosed garden area- [​IMG]

    then the coop...
     

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