Happy Earth Day!
Perfect timing for my latest project, the Chicken Tractor. A Chicken Tractor is a movable chicken coop without a floor. It allows the free ranging of chickens where ever the tractor is moved too. They have access to the ground where there’s grass and bugs and dirt, three things chickens love! They also get the benefits of fresh air, sunlight and exercise. The tractor can be moved over a garden or flower bed area prior to planting to help fertilize the soil and clear it of weeds, hence the term tractor.
This tractor was built to house six little “bitty” chickens for now. Later, I’ll build two more with two birds in each one. They’ll eventually have a chicken coop where all six can roost and lay eggs, which should start happening around August. The total materials cost of this project was about $45.
The video below is another time lapse build. It’s a long one, but it’ll show you ALL of the steps involved to make your own. You’ll enjoy the antics of my dogs and cats as they hang out in the shop with me during the build.
Thanks for watching and keep on hackin!