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backyard chickens on May 18, 2016
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Our chicken tractor is complete! We are looking forward to having our chickens be a part of our organic garden! The Backyard chicken movement is growing quickly. The birds are wonderful at eating bugs and weeds in the garden. You can also compost their bedding and poo. Organic eggs are a bonus! More on the blog:
Time: 5 Days Cost: $250.00 Difficulty: Challenging
  • backyard chickens, diy, outdoor living, woodworking projects, My husband built this chicken tractor from plans we found on the internet
My husband built this chicken "tractor" from plans we found on the internet.
  • backyard chickens, diy, outdoor living, woodworking projects, It s about 10 feet long and has two stories The birds roost in the top and have the bottom space for exploring
It's about 10 feet long and has two stories. The birds roost in the top and have the bottom space for exploring.
  • backyard chickens, diy, outdoor living, woodworking projects, The side of the roof has a removable door for easy access
The side of the roof has a removable door for easy access.
  • backyard chickens, diy, outdoor living, woodworking projects, Here the birds roost and will lay eggs
Here the birds roost and will lay eggs.
  • backyard chickens, diy, outdoor living, woodworking projects, The run pulls up for security at night with the help of a repurposed telephone cord
The run pulls up for security at night with the help of a repurposed telephone cord.
  • backyard chickens, diy, outdoor living, woodworking projects, The girls like their new home It can be moved around the yard to any location thanks to the flip down wheels we added
The girls like their new home! It can be moved around the yard to any location thanks to the flip down wheels we added.

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  • Jessica C
    Jessica C Stoughton, WI

    We currently have 5, but there is room for 6 chickens in this coop.

  • Mary C
    Mary C Englewood, OH

    I didn't quite understand what you meant by you can pull the run up for security???? maybe there was something i wasn't seeing.....???? can you explain more about it or maybe post another pic ...tyvm . Chris

  • Mary C
    Mary C Englewood, OH

    My bad.... i think i just figured it out...by run "I THINK" you meant the little stairs (so to speak) that the chickens go up into the roost by??? is that right? tyvm .Chris

  • Jessica C
    Jessica C Stoughton, WI

    Mary C. Yes, I call the little stairs the "run".

  • Cindy
    Cindy Colorado Springs, CO

    I love your coop for your chickens! It is so darn cute!
    Oh my daughter would just love your chicken coop! She loves her chickens LOL

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