Thursday, July 7, 2011
Cheap and Easy Chicken Tractor (first half)
Are you in need of a quick, cheap, easy, lightweight chicken tractor?
Do you know how easy it is to buy, haul and work with PVC pipe?
Just measure, cut and glue.
It's sturdy, light and doesn't need paint.
No drilling, screws or cutting angles.
The housing part of this is being fashioned from an old
stereo cabinet that was left in the shop when we bought the place.
It already has wheels, just needed sealed, primed and painted.
We are adding boards to make a slant roof
and then we will attach it to the run.
In the meantime, the bantams and guineas
are already enjoying the grass.
We have it staked down and temporarily covered for shade.
We move it every day and they really do mow their little spot.
We learned something new and if this works out as well
as I think it will, next summer we will make a bigger one,
possibly more of a dome type,
for standard size chickens.