Tractor design to be used to house baby chicks?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by starchicky, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. starchicky

    starchicky Songster

    Sep 14, 2013
    Hey all,

    I am planning on getting some more chicks soon. I was thinking I wanted to make a simple chicken Tractor that could also be used to house the growing chicks and help them acclimate to the outside. I was thinking a simple A-Frame or hoop style tractor.

    My question is what considerations would you include so that baby chicks could also be housed in it? I was thinking the covered roost area could have a heat lamp, and to have it be up off the ground a bit to keep is warmer.

    Please let me know of any ideas, designs or concerns! I would like it to still be big enough for 1-2 adult chickens to also use as a tractor or a separate enclosure if a bird gets sick or something. Thanks!

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