The Chicken Tractor

I’m not sure why they call them that. Maybe I should figure out a wheel system for it.

So, I bought a roll of chicken wire and four hinges at the hardware store, but everything else in this contraption was free from either scrap piles in the bush or the Share Shed.

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All together it cost about $35 with taxes and everything, so that’s definitely affordable enough. I just designed it in my head, thinking of what I had on hand.

I just realized that I forgot to put a door on the outside to change food and water.

Doh!

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Look at my fancy walkway opening system. I hope it works alright when chickens are in there. For all I know, they love to peck string.

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These are where they will eventually lay eggs this fall. I hope. I have to figure out how to arrange nesting. Do they need their own boxes, or will they just kind of build a cluster of nest and share it.

I don’t know how they act in the wild, so these are things I need to Google.

Chris

4 thoughts on “The Chicken Tractor”

  1. You are going to love having chickens. We had them for two years at the farm and they were pretty easy to look after. Ours were completely free range though lol. They kept escaping the fence to roost in the trees. 🙂 we did butcher 16 though and I gave 8 to a neighbor to over winter for eggs so we did ok for starting with 25. 🙂

    1. Right on. We’re only getting two or three laying hens. Mostly for picking away at the ground and keeping the grass down in the backyard, but also to kind of get a start on farming. I see people giving away roosters all the time, so when we do get some property we can start our flock and get doing things right.

      I bet these would also be good to put in the ant parts of the yard. We have a few dry spots that really could use a natural extermination.

      Thanks for commenting, Jenni. I long for the day that I can free range 25 of my own. Hope everything is going well in Carrot Land.

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