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Tractor? Define please.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by PeeperKeeper, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Okay I admit, I don't know EVERYTHING!
    Please define/describe chicken tractors.
    Thanks
     
  2. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    Its a coop that can be moved around and sometimes has wheels. Its so that the chickens can get fresh grass.
     
  3. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    Go into the coop section and look at the models of tractors that are posted there.
    There are A frames and long frames as well as double deckers.
    I love mine and find them most useful for pasturing the chickens. I can move the coops to a new pasture and leave the chickens in the tractor for a few days before turning them out to free range. They always go back up in the tractor to coop up at night so I can close them up and keep them safe from predators. When they clear out an area around their tractor I move it another 20-30 feet. Mine have wheels but some people just use runners or skies on the bottom of theirs.
    Works very well when you have special flocks for breeding or lots of acreage that can be used. I have Araucanas in one and Barnevelders in another. The Welsummers are having one built right now and the Buff Orpingtons are in a small one near the barn.
     
  4. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Chicken tractor, no wheels.... (as you can see they free range anyways, so we're getting rid of it...to the ducks I say!)
     
  5. LittleChickenRacingTeam

    LittleChickenRacingTeam On vacation

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    Ontario, CANADA
    The LCRT dictionary defines CHICKEN TRACTOR as a tractor that chooks ride on.

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  6. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pretty much anything that holds chickens that you can move about and lets them access the ground! [​IMG]
     
  7. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Little Chicken Racing Team,
    That is eggsactly what kept coming to mind when I would read about chicken tractors!
    What ever happened to the old fashion "chicken pen"? Its like calling a housewife a domestic engineer! [​IMG]
     

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