There are several ways to house backyard chickens, but all these options have their own advantages and disadvantages.

If you are (or you’re planning on) raising chickens and you have a relatively small backyard, a chicken tractor might be best suited for you.

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A chicken tractor is basically a movable chicken coop. It’s a good kind of housing for a limited space since chances are you would need to use your backyard for many other purposes from time to time.

And if you can only provide a small house for your chickens, the area will be easily filled with poop and mud. With a chicken tractor cleaning the area is easier!

This beautiful chicken tractor is made with inexpensive and lightweight materials. It has a very simple design and is easy to use as it is not as heavy as other chicken tractors.

Do you need this chicken tractor for your chooks?

Get the link to the tutorial below! You can also find more chicken tractor inspiration from our album. :)

You’ll need these materials:

  • 4 2 x 3 x 8 Foot Studs
  • 3 3/4 x 10 foot pieces Schedule 40 Electrical Conduit
  • 1 Roll 14 Gauge Welded Wire
  • 1 Small Roll Hardware Cloth
  • 1 Roll Poultry Netting (For Small Birds)
  • 1 Box U Nails
  • 2 Tee-Hinges
  • 1 Pack #75 lb Zip Ties
  • 1 Barrel Bolt
  • 3/4 x 2 ft x 4 ft Pine Plywood Panel
  • Exterior Paint
  • Wood Screws

And these tools:

  • Cordless Drill
  • Square
  • Jigsaw

Click on any image to start lightbox display. Use your Esc key to close the lightbox. 8-)

You can get step-by-step instructions from The Adventure Bite over here

 

  • John Tan

    Seems like a very good way to get your chooks to fertilize the whole yard by moving their abode in a systematic way to cover the whole plot in a month or shorter without having to touch the poo or dish it to the lawn.

    • John Tan

      Can install light solar panels on the roof hooked up to quick charge batteries and a small high torque motor with speed controller and cut-off.

    • John Tan

      Looks light enough to handle like a simple wheelbarrow with 2 wheels. Need to use a wire-mesh flooring to house the chooks while moving with holes to let the poo drop out.

  • John Haley

    Those are chicken palaces!