Wondering what a chicken tractor might be? It’s a coop that can be easily moved and often has wheels. They are also known as chicken arks for some reason yet to be discovered :)
A fixed coop has one major disdvantage… it can end up as just bare earth given enough time. A moveable coop – a chicken tractor – overcomes the problem by allowing you to keep moving it and your chooks to new pasture. A geodesic chook dome, which is both strong and light, might just have the features you’re looking for!
A geodesic dome may not be as easy to build as a regular chicken tractor but is a project worth doing for its benefits.
We all know that chickens do a very great job at helping us prepare our soil for growing vegetation. And by choosing a geodesic structure to house your chooks, you end up with circular beds. These are great for guild planting and are a more efficient way to use space as compared to rectangular beds.
This kind of chicken tractor is also easier to move around the yard. One person can do it alone just by going inside the middle of the dome structure and lifting it to transfer to another location.
When built properly, you certainly won’t have to worry about your geodesic chicken tractor falling apart. It can even last for years and remain sturdy – it just depends on the quality of your build and maintenance.
Need a chicken coop? Why not build your chooks a geodesic chicken coop? It would be a beautiful structure to have in your yard!
Learn how to build a good geodesic chicken tractor now by heading over to the step-by-step tutorial linked below the album! :)
You’ll need these materials:
- PVC Piping or 3/4″ Rural Grade Poly Pipe
- Plastic Pipes or Tent Pegs
- Special Blue Solvent Glue
- Wire or Cable Ties (as fastener)
- Chicken Wire
- Large Rocks
And these tools:
- Measuring Tape
- Cordless Drill
- PVC Pipe Cutter
- Markers (2 colours)
Click on any image to start lightbox display. Use your Esc key to close the lightbox.
You can get step-by-step instructions from Milkwood over here…