Introduction: Back Yard Chicken Tractor

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We built a Chicken Tractor so our chickens can be moved around to different areas of the yard or garden.

Step 1: Build Frame

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we went with a crazy tee-pee design because we don't have a clue! Its my first home, my first chickens, and my first attempt to build something like this!

Step 2: Build Nesting Laying Box

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we made each end a nest box

Step 3: Back Wall, and Lift Door Front

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we made the back wall solid to keep critters out, added a lift door for front main entry, o and we cut off excess wood frame from top.

Step 4: Chicken Wire the Cage Part

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chicken wire the bottom, must be racoon and other smart critter proof!

Step 5: Paint

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paint the wood so it last longer, we used barn red from farm store!

Step 6: Move Some Chickens In

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4 chickens could live in this but you got to move it often so they can forage, it fits over my raised garden beds, so i can have them work each box and fertilize it too!

Comments

buck2217 (author)2015-07-01

Great idea, the only critters that wreck my chook houses though are my sheep!

NRG4UandMe (author)2014-12-28

i like eggs but chickens are a nervous animal (the hens) the roosters like to peck and leg tackle your shins .. or peck your shin (or knee depending on size of rooster) -- .. collecting eggs is difficult when the dang hens want to lay on them to make chicks ... and u need to be fairly far from too many neighbors when the rooster crows, in the morning or all day long sometimes.

Fred.Royal (author)NRG4UandMe2015-03-02

In Savannah, GA you can have up to 6 hens, no roosters, No setting problems and no irate neighbors, due to crowing.

jmyers1 (author)2014-12-19

Good idea! We used to move our pen as the girls chewed up the yard. And once a year we fenced off the garden and turned them loose. :)

ekiessling (author)2014-12-19

I love this, thank you fot sharing. I too have chicken love.

tinaciousz (author)2014-12-19

You're awesome. The chickens must be very happy!

wesleyTyler (author)2014-12-19

In the city of Myrtle Beach you can have 6.

Corasaurus Rex (author)2014-12-18

so cool

seamster (author)2014-12-18

Hey, nicely done!

I've wanted to get chickens for years... darn the city codes where I live!

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