An Inexpensive DIY chicken tractor!

DIY Chicken Tractor

DIY Chicken Tractor

There are several ways to house backyard chickens, but all these options have their own advantages and disadvantages. When deciding which type of housing to provide for your backyard chickens, you will need to consider factors such as the climate, the size of your flock, and your budget.

If you are raising chickens or planning to, a chicken tractor may be the best option for you if you have a small backyard. A chicken tractor is a movable chicken coop that allows chickens to graze on fresh pasture while providing them protection from predators.

Chicken tractors can be custom-built or purchased commercially. If you have a limited amount of space, a DIY chicken tractor can be a great way to keep your chickens healthy and happy. It’s a good kind of chicken housing for a limited space since chances are you would need to use your backyard for many other purposes from time to time.

And if you can only provide a small house for your chickens, the area will be easily filled with poop and mud. With a DIY chicken tractor cleaning the area is easier!

This attractive DIY chicken tractor is made with inexpensive and lightweight materials, making it easy to use. Its simple design means it is not as heavy as other chicken tractors, making it perfect for small farmers or those with limited space.

Do you need this chicken tractor for your chooks?

The size of your chicken tractor will be dictated by the amount of free space you have in your backyard. If you have a smaller backyard, you may want to consider a smaller chicken tractor. Conversely, if you have a larger backyard, you may want to consider a larger chicken tractor. Keep in mind that chicken tractors come in a variety of sizes, so be sure to pick the one that best fits your needs.

When you are planning to build a chicken tractor, the first step is to create a solid base. This will provide support for the DIY chicken tractor and ensure that it is durable. There are a few different ways that you can build the base of your chicken tractor.

One option is to use pressure-treated lumber. This type of lumber is resistant to rot and insects, making it an ideal choice for the base of your chicken tractor. Another option is to use recycled materials, such as pallets. This can be a cost-effective way to build the base of your chicken tractor. Whichever material you choose, make sure that the base is sturdy and level.

Then build the frame of your DIY chicken tractor. Building its frame is key to ensuring the stability and durability of your structure. Choosing the right design and materials for your frame is essential to the success of your tractor.

Now that you have the frame of your chicken tractor, it’s time to finish it off by adding the frame and covering it with hardware cloth. This will ensure that your chickens are safe and protected from predators, while also allowing them to get the fresh air and exercise they need.

You can add wheels to your chicken tractor to make it easier to move around. Caster wheels or cartwheels are both good options.


You’ll need these materials for the DIY chicken tractor:

  • 4 2 x 3 x 8 Foot Studs
  • 3 3/4 x 10-foot pieces Schedule 40 Electrical Conduit
  • 1 Roll 14 Gauge Welded Wire
  • 1 Small Roll of Hardware Cloth
  • 1 Roll Poultry Netting (For Small Birds)
  • 1 Box U Nails
  • 2 Tee-Hinges
  • 1 Pack #75 lb Zip Ties
  • 1 Barrel Bolt
  • 3/4 x 2 ft x 4 ft Pine Plywood Panel
  • Exterior Paint
  • Wood Screws

And these tools:

  • Cordless Drill
  • Square
  • Jigsaw

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You can also find more chicken tractor inspiration by browsing our album. In it, you’ll find a variety of designs to suit any farm or homestead. We’ve gathered inspiration from all over the internet to create this one-stop shop for anyone interested in building their own chicken tractor. So whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, you’re sure to find something to help you in your next project.

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Looking to build a DIY chicken tractor? The Adventure Bite has step-by-step instructions on how to do just that. Check out their article for everything you need to know, from what materials to use to how to put it all together. With their help, you’ll have your very own chicken tractor in no time!



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