Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Icky chickies and the chicken tractor

Goat pics soon, I promise.  The escaping goat did not attempt escape yesterday, so maybe he can stay.


The icky chickies are finally out in their chicken tractor, dubbed the "chicken conestoga" by LJ.  It's still a little cool at night, so we've got a heat lamp in there for the evenings.  The feeder is set up so we can raise it in order to restrict their food a bit.  Otherwise they'd lie around the feeder, eating day and night.  Piggies!



We're pretty happy with how it came out, and it wasn't too expensive to build. At least the chicks seem happy!


7 comments:

Miriam said...

It looks great! We have to keep our feeders quite high, too - otherwise the chickens pick out the tastiest bits and flick the rest on the ground!

Lindsey said...

I think that tractor is awesome looking. I figure they can look like whatever as long as they are tidy. And the chicks are happy, of course.

Alex said...

That's a fine looking chicken tractor!

Rae said...

Thanks guys! We're really happy with it so far. Built it the LJ way... Lol... No drawn plans, all in his head. He does a pretty good job!

Paula said...

it does look good. is it on wheels or do you guys pull is around sled-style?

Rae said...

No wheels. See the rope handle above the door? There's one on each side, and we just lift it up a couple inches and move it. Not very heavy. I could probably drag it myself, but lifting is easier.

Robin said...

WOW that is SOOOO cool looking. I like!