Sunday, August 10, 2008

Chicken Tractor Part 3

I worked on the chicken tractor a little more this evening. It now has a floor for the hen house. I raised the floor 12 inches off of the ground. That will give the birds a little more shade when they must be cooped up.

I scavenged all of the wood and wire for today's progress out of my scrap pile in the garage. But I have now hit the bottom of my stock. So next up, a trip to the hardware store. I have to buy something to make up the sides and back of the hen house.

Since it is warm here most of the year, I made the front of the hen house, inside the coop, with a wire front. I'll have a simple ramp going up to a doorway through the wire wall. If it does not give the chicks enough privacy to lay eggs, then I should be able to add a solid front at a later time.

For the record, I am now about 6 hours and $6 into the chicken tractor.


4 comments:

UrbanVox said...

Sounds like a MAJOR DIY project uh...
Cool...
I gotta find something(that doesn;t involve animals( :( ) to do with TB as well... I figure it would be cool!

Any ideas?? :)

M said...

The Talker has helped me with a couple of pieces and the door on the coop. Hoping the kids are really interested when the birds get here.

Rick said...

Do the kids like fried chicken?

Mike said...

They prefer their bird in McNugget form.