Chicken Tractor Done

 

Well, we got it done. Currently running two hens in the chicken tractor. I still need to add a better way to move it. It is a bit on the heavy side. Currently were using a dolly to lift the front end and move it. I’m considering adding two more wheels and a rope to pull it with. Luckily we don’t have to move it too often with only running two hens in it at the moment. If you have any suggestions. Sent them my way. I’ll let you know what we decide to do with this issue.

Overall I’m happy with the build. Few things I will consider if I build another chicken Tractor are Weight and Protecting the food from the elements a bit better. I have considered moving the feeder into the actual coop, but then the chickens will roost on it. Then I’d end up with chicken poop in the feed. I’m looking at a few different solutions. Haven’t decided on which one yet. If you have any suggestions. Sent them my way. I’ll let you know what we decide to do with this issue.

The hens, seem to be very happy and are laying two eggs a day.

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I envision adding roster and putting breeding hens in this tractor. Then using the 40 by 40 coop and run to raise up chickens for other purposes. Such as extra egg production, Eating and Selling. I’m not sure on whether to run the eggs thru the incubator or to let the hens hatch them out. Not done this before and I’m sure there is some issue that I haven’t thought about yet both ways. But I’ll have to run that passed the Beautiful Redhead. It is after all her chicken setup.

Me and my big mouth got me into this project. Which isn’t really a bad thing, I have learned a lot. Had a lot fun doing it. Besides adding a skill to your tool bag is never a bad thing. It helps you make better homesteading decisions on your next go round.

Thanks for stopping by. Be safe and take care

Richard