The new mobile chicken tractor build-out has begun. Spent the past weekend first wire brushing the trailer to remove the rust and prep it for paint. Once the prep work was completed the trailer was painted. The frame was a twenty-four foot travel trailer in a previous life. The plan for the chicken tractor is to have a coop area at the front, a food storage area towards the rear, and then a large plastic barrel at the very end to collect rain water from the roof to use to water the chickens. Ideally we won’t have to drag a hose out there to water them like we currently do.
This is going to be a much larger chicken tractor than the ones we currently use so it’s going to be an ongoing project to build it. I’ll update on it as there is progress to share.