What's your favorite tractor?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Zahboo, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

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    We are thinking of doing a tractor since the chicken yard is void of crickets, but the rest of the yard is crawling with them. It's just for two mottled cochin bantam hens, so not a lot of space needed. I was thinking of the catawba ark designs, but didn't know what designs people liked, disliked, and tried [​IMG]
     
  2. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've tried three models as shown on my BYC page. So far, I like my "hoop" tractor the best.
     
  3. BackToMyRoots

    BackToMyRoots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm really new, but for what it's worth, my hubbie and I just finished a Catawba Coop. I thought it was going to be a bust because the main doors to the henhouse were too heavy, but we cut them in half and now they're easy to use. My only concern is that the nesting boxes are not much higher than the rest of the henhouse. I have them in the garage for now, but when we transition them to the outdoors in a few weeks we'll be using a window where one of the egg box doors is. We're also going to add a very small vent to the other egg door. The idea is that we'll put back the solid door in winter and rely on just the one vent. I'll post pics in a few weeks when things settle down. You really need a chop/mitre saw and jigsaw for this one, though, because it was a lot of work even with those tools. I can't imagine building one with just a saw and a mitre (sp?) box.
     
  4. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

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    Can you measure it for me, I can't figure out how much sq footage is in the run part, and how much is in the coop part, and the height.
     
  5. kev_n_jena

    kev_n_jena Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I really like this one, keep it mind its for warm weather. It's about as large as I could make while still being able to move by myself. It measures 12' x 8'.


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    The one below is pretty nice but it was difficult and time consuming to build for it's size. It measures about 5' x 8'.

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