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postheadericon A chicken tractor is probably the easiest to construct of all the types of chicken coops

A chicken tractor is probably the easiest to construct of all the types of Chicken Coops. All you need to have is some chicken wire and lumber. Make sure that you provided at least 4 square feet of space to the chicken inside the tractor, in order for the chickens to freely roam around the tractor. The reason why chicken tractors are commonly called chicken ark is because of the fact that the common shape of a chicken tractor is “A”. The tractor should not be any more than 3 or 4 feet long while being around 3 feet high. If you have more chickens, then add more space to your tractor.

Choose the correct size of the wire mesh for your tractor to be able to protect the chickens from predators. It should be 15 mm square at the largest. The tractor should be surrounded by a fence with wire mesh. The base of the tractor should be buried at least 30 centimeters below the ground to keep animals like rats and foxes from digging underneath it. Tractors should be well-ventilated but the chickens should not be directly in the wind. Include roosting poles too, because this is where chickens sleep. Place one nesting box per four or five chickens in a dark corner and a little off the floor. Put a plastic tray under the roosting pole to easily clean up droppings. Make the entire tractor easy to clean.

Keep the feeders and waterers filled up for the chicken. Bear in mind that you need to keep moving the tractor around your backyard for you to have the desired result. Observe how quickly your birds tend to operate so that you may determine the frequency of moving the tractor to new places. Remember that chickens take “sand-baths” which means, that if you leave them on a spot for too long they will probably scratch away quite a lot of the top layer.

Keep in mind all these matters for you to have a great chicken tractor.

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