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I am looking for building plans for the construction-challenged (me) for a chicken tractor capable of housing about a dozen chickens. Does anyone have a link or a book they would recommend? thanks. (my email is real if you delete the X but I will read all responses)
-- Mommacarestx (harringtondesignX@earthlink.net), August 02, 1999
Try doing a search using Chicken Tractor. I believe the term was coined in a book by the same name - all sorts of info in it. As I understand it's simply a box made from pvc or 2x4 covered with chicken wire, lid on top, tarp covering part for shade, some sort of runner on bottom to slide across grass. you use a cross beam on top to hang feeder and waterer I think. Have been meaning to build one here but haven't gotten around to it yet. Good luck!
P.S. Make sure it is in an area where predators can't get to - this will not protect chickens - it is really only designed to keep them contained.
-- Kristi (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 03, 1999.
Here is a good link for information.http://www.permaculture.org/PDI%20Web/samples/chicken.html
-- Carol (email@example.com), August 03, 1999.
We purchased a book on Chicken Tractors from Pinetree (the seed folks). Think their web site is just www.pinetree.com but not sure.
-- BigDog (BigDog@duffer.com), August 03, 1999.
Try this site. http://members.tripod.com/~mcpf/main.html
-- marsh (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 04, 1999.
I bought the book "Chicken Tractor" but was disappointed by the pictures/plans. I am construction-challenged also and wanted more specifics. I figure the mobile pen is fairly simple, but I need HELP on plans for a henhouse for roosts and nests.. and how to attach it to the "tractor". And... is it too late in the year to get chicks?
-- Linda (email@example.com), August 06, 1999.
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