How I Built Our Chicken Tractorby bruhaha66
This an an explanation of how to build a chicken tractor for raising 14 chickens. The coop is movable/portable so the chickens can feed on new grass and bugs each day. This cost just under $100 in materials. The design is made to be lightweight enough that the farmer's 11-year old daughter can move it by herself. The nesting boxes are low enough for their 5 year old to collect eggs. Post building notes: If I was doing it again I would scale down the amount of weight yet even more: • ? The large box with the nesting boxes inside: the chickens only use 2 of six, so I would cut this down by 1/3 the width • Rip some of the 2x4’s to even narrower I would also build in a watering system using nipples or a gravity watering bell. Watering twice a day in the heat of the summer is not something I want to spend my time doing.