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Mobile Chicken Tractor


Sunnyand79
Sunnyand79
Sunnyand79
Sunnyand79

We have had so much trouble with raccoons and skunks getting our chickens, so I built this Chicken Tractor to keep them safe and still allow them to graze. So far, it has worked like a charm! We move it to fresh grass every few days, and our chickens are so happy! My Awesome husband helped me with the wheels, wire, and tin. I bought a set of plans for this, which really helped, but I would change some things to do over again. This was pretty challenging, but so worth the effort!

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  • Love it, it looks nice.
    By DonnieJ, on May 7, 2016
    • Thank you, DonnieJ!
      By Sunnyand79, on May 7, 2016

  • can you tell us how you built this and what you would do different? it looks as if you have a way to fill the feeder from the outside. cant see the feeder though from these pictures.
    By Twetwe, on May 7, 2016
    • Hi Twetwe, I had purchased plans to use as a guide- if you google chicken mobile stagecoach you'll find them. They really helped because I had no idea where to start! But, I had to change things, too. Instead of bolting things together, I'd have used my kregjig in so many places to make it easier. Many of the parts required were hard to find or nonexistent in my area, so I winged it a lot, and my husband rigged up the wheels. We live in the country with a rough pasture, so bigger wheels and sturdier bolts were needed. You basically make a frame with 2x6 boards on end. Mine is 4'x8'. Plywood for front, middle, and back, with pvc loops into holes drilled in your 2x6's. Tin sheeting and 1/2"X1/2" hardware cloth around the outside. I didn't think to take pics of the feeder, but it is a 5 gal. Bucket with some slots cut out and a big bowl upside down as a cover. 4" pvc comes in at an angle from the outside and angles into a hole in the upside down bowl and goes down into the bucket. Works awesome! I hope this helps! Even though I didn't completely follow the plans, they did help give me a guide, and included the feeder plans as well. Let me know if you have any other questions.
      By Sunnyand79, on May 7, 2016

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Mobile Chicken Tractor

by Sunnyand79
May 02, 2016

We have had so much trouble with raccoons and skunks getting our chickens, so I built this Chicken Tractor to keep them safe and still allow them to graze. So far, it has worked like a charm! We move it to fresh grass every few days, and our chickens are so happy! My Awesome husband helped me with the wheels, wire, and tin. I bought a set of plans for this, which really helped, but I would change some things to do over again. This was pretty challenging, but so worth the effort!