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Chicken Tractor Question

"Could you post a picture of your chicken tractor?"

Here is the smallest of our two tractors. I added the carpet towards the bottom to keepchicken tractor the small chicks from escaping through the holes.

The skeletal frame is made of a material called remesh. It comes in a medium sized roll and is usually used to reinforce concrete structures and floors. We used an old metal milk crate turned on its side to function as a nest box. Most of the wooden frame is made from small trees and pieces of scrap.

The total weight is a big factor in making it easy to move. I recommend practice movements during construction.  Check back in the near future for a more detailed post on chicken tractors with construction tips, pictures, and short video clips.

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We invented our homemade chicken waterer specifically for tractors.  Check it out to prevent spilling of water on uneven terrain.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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