Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A chicken tractor


We've had poultry for nearly six years, ever since we moved into this place (six years this Saturday). We've housed them in an enclosure the previous owners of this house had used for their dogs. The enclosure has fitted the bill well, but we have really wanted a chicken tractor, so the chickens can do what they are meant to do all around the backyard. Research showed some ready made chicken tractors for about $500 each. Action Man reckoned he could do this for a fraction of the price.

Well, it's never too late to get around to things, right? This week Action Man got busy on the internet, and located some plans for our own chicken tractor. It has been a long weekend here and he got busy in his shed. Not quite finished yet, but getting there, a brand new house for the girls and boy.

2 comments:

littleecofootprints said...

Thats a nice looking chicken tractor. I love my chicken tractor and serioulsy would not want to garden without one. The chooks do all my hard work :-)

Cheers,
Tricia

Paola said...

Hi Tricia, Yes, our chooks have been bludgers for far too long! AM is working on the tractor as we speak, hopefully it will soon be operational!