Chicken Tractor, Part I

This thing has been in the works for weeks.  We need a moveable coop because 26 chickens can ruin a patch of ground permanently in under 6 months.  And that’s after it starts stinking.

So – the new coop progresses!  This isn’t the most recent stage; I just need to take pictures.


Here’s the bare bones.

The whole thing, when finished, will be just under 280 square feet.  It’s designed to be hauled around by the tractor; it’s a bit heavy to pull by hand, especially when the fencing is all attached.

The coop will attach to one end, and there will be a little hen-breezeway between the coop and the tractor.  With the coop, the birds will have over 300 square feet of space.

A hawk came and got one during Thanksgiving… so we are motivated to Get It Done!!

Which would explain why we were out there yesterday and today in 20-degree weather, trying to get it finished.  We’re so close…

About dep31

I am a farm-raised homeschooling mom. I take great joy in making nutritious food that inspires people to take seconds. Thirds, anyone? We are a God-fearing, Christ worshiping family that enjoys good friends and good eats. If the kitchen is clean and the living room carpet is visible, then that's a nice bonus.
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