Tractor has started

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by roosterjerry, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. roosterjerry

    roosterjerry Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 24, 2009
    Well I had to get the show on the road the Bantam's are getting big. I looked around here at other members Tractors and I decided on 8 feet by 3 feet by three feet high for the run part and maybe 4 feet high for the coop. My other coop is in the barn and made from scraps of wood from around the farm. I don't think my laying hens and Roo want any roommates. I'd hate to see the little guys get worked over. For the Tractor I want to do the best possible with the least amount of time and money invested. I looked at a few yard sales and the thrift store today to find a child's toy or bicycle I could salvage the wheels from. No luck yet there were a few that might have worked for someone with a flat yard at the yard sale for three bucks. I went to Lowes and got four 2 by 3's and six 2 by 2's and a box of screws and a sheet of 1/2 inch plywood. So far it is about thirty five dollars. The wire is about twenty three dollars and I'm hoping to find the hardware (hinges,hook and eyes ) in the thrift store. I am hoping to get it done for less than seventy five bucks. The cheapest one I have found was a hundred at TSC and it was small. I have finished the bottom frame and I will take some pictures tomorrow and post them.
  2. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Looks like you are getting a good start.


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