what size for broody isolation tractor?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by kristenm1975, May 2, 2009.

  1. kristenm1975

    kristenm1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I quickly threw together a broody tractor when it appeared that my Welsummer had gone broody (didn't last), and I based the measurements on the one shown on My Pet Chicken's website under wooden coops.
    http://www.mypetchicken.com/Wooden_Chicken_Coops-A_Frame_Hutch-P319.aspx

    The measurements are 24.5" x 56" x 20.75". It didn't look so small on their website but it sure does when it's sitting on my back porch. What do you guys think is adequate?
     
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  2. kristenm1975

    kristenm1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anybody got any ideas on this one?
     
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Here is a picture of mine. It has a 1/2"x1/2" wire bottom. I put a piece of plywood in it. It has a poop tray under it for when I use it as a brooder for chicks.

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  4. kristenm1975

    kristenm1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like the poop tray. How is that made? What did you use for tracks for it to slide on and what is the tray? I've always liked that idea but just didn't know how to accomplish it.

    What are the dimensions of your broody pen? I can't tell by looking at it, but it sure does look good. Nice job!
     

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