How to Build a Chicken Tractor

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Having a small propriety shouldn’t be an impediment for raising chickens. The thing which should help you achieve the best results is a chicken tractor. Even though it sounds like an intricate machinery, the device is actually a mobile chicken coop. The solution works best with limited yard space, because it keeps your chickens in place without the complications of a permanent structure. Cleaning the area is also easy because of the movable parts. What makes this different from other tractors? It has a simple design and it’s made out of inexpensive and lightweight materials, so you can use it easily in your yard.


Step one, build the base.

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Chicken wire is too flimsy to hang over the arches, so we used welded wire instead. The welded wire we have access to is 4 feet wide. Chicken-Tractor-2

Using more zip ties, we stretched an 8 x 10, medium weight tarp over the back half of the pen, covered wagon style. It gives the birds a place to retreat in the monsoon like rain and unforgiving heat we have here. It works great. Chicken-Tractor-3

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