AKA, "building a 12-foot tractor with 8-foot boards" So I want to build a chicken tractor, and I want it to be plenty big enough to keep the chickens happy. I'm aiming for a length of 10 feet, though I might go 12 (I had someone tell me that their 12-footer turned into a permanent structure very quickly, hence the waffling ). The difficulty is that I have no way to haul 10-foot lengths and I really don't want to pay through the nose to have them delivered--and I'd planned to try and get them at a Habitat for Humanity ReStore, so I'm sure they don't deliver anyway. So, has anyone built a good, sturdy tractor without running a single board the whole length? And if you did, what tips could you pass along for preventing a tractor that just wants to fall apart in the middle when you move it?