A chicken tractor is a chicken coop with wheels. If you allow your chickens to be outside, you will want to occasionally move your chickens to keep them from tearing up your grass when they peck and scratch. A chicken tractor allows you to move the coop very effortlessly from spot to spot.
Let’s quickly cover what a chicken tractor actually is. Let’s look at how a chicken tractor is constructed and that will help us understand better what a chicken tractor is.
How is a chicken tractor built?
The run area should be fully enclosed with wire mesh to protect against daytime predators. Consider throwing a tarp across a portion of the run to create more shade from the sun. Add additional feeding and watering devices so that the chickens can have access to feed and water without having to go inside the nesting box of the chicken tractor.
Why should you use a chicken tractor?
If you like having your chickens outside, and you don’t want them to dig up your lawn and destroy your grass, but you want to move them about to keep lawn pests to a minimum- then a chicken tractor is for you.
The very reason a chicken tractor was created was to help keep your chickens mobile and protected. If you like to move your chickens from area to area, this tractor will be the perfect fit for you.
If you are planning for a garden in a certain area of your lawn, let your chicken tractor set over that area for several days. The chickens will scratch at the ground, tearing up and eating the grasses, weeds, and pests. In the process they will let nitrogen- and phosphorus rich manure behind.
What chicken tractor should I purchase?
If you are ready to purchase a chicken tractor, don’t forget to browse the options that we have available. Our standard chicken tractors are able to house anywhere from 2 to 10 chickens. The smallest model, the L34T is able to house 2-3 chickens and our largest model is able to keep 8-10 chickens.
Check out these two articles on choosing the right chicken coop for you. The first is entitled “How to choose the Right Size Chicken Coop for Your Chickens” and it discusses the exact size chicken coop you should have for your chickens. The second article “Chicken Coop Prices” discusses the prices of our different chicken coops.
In the end, using a chicken tractor is a great way to raise chickens.
A chicken tractor makes it easy to keep your chickens safe day and night, as well as providing protection from most any predator. Our chicken coops are affordable, well built, and will provide protection for your chickens as well as being easy to move about.
Give us a call or request a quote that includes shipping of the chicken tractor to your home.