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

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

we made each end a nest box

Step 3: Back Wall, and Lift Door Front

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

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

Step 5: Paint

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

Step 6: Move Some Chickens In

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!

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    buck2217

    3 years ago on Introduction

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

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    NRG4UandMe

    4 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    Fred.RoyalNRG4UandMe

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

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

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    jmyers1

    4 years ago

    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. :)

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    ekiessling

    4 years ago

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

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    seamster

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Hey, nicely done!

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