I have a few chickens, and I am about to get some more. I also have a lot of green grass.  So I had to make a chicken tractor to take care of both issues.

Step 1: Materials.

24 1x2x8ft lumber  $24
1    24x 50ft  chicken wire $15
1   box of 3/4 screws  $6
6 packs of washers $6
4 hinges $4
2 latch $6
total: $61 for 2
$30.50 for each tractor

wire clipers
drill w/ drill bit and phillips driver
how muck did it cost you to build it?
I've used this same design with 1" pvc instead of wood. I like the functionality. But I'm concerned about how the wood joints hold up to being moved around the yard.
I'm curious; how durable has the untreated lumber been? Less than a year so far... Looks good.
its still in great shape, rain and sunshine hasn't taken that much of a toll on the wood structure. the canvas is another story.

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