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Update – New Mobile Chicken Tractor

It has been a couple of weeks since the last post on the status of the mobile chicken tractor I’m building. The rafters have been installed over the coop area, chicken wire has been placed on the sides, and the panels have been installed on the lower part of the walls to help protect them from predators and weather. There are still a number of things that need to be finished.  Even through the tractor is not yet finished we moved the almost 5-weeks-old chicks into the tractor a couple of days ago, and today we let them out to forage for the first time. 

The 2 open sections and the one the chicks are currently using below for a entrance will actually be filled with nesting boxes once they get built, and we will have 2 separate chicken doors/ramps in the floor that open down and will provide access from beneath the tractor floor. The interior roosts have been added, and as you can see were a big hit. The chicks were roosting on them before they were even fully installed.