Backyard Chickens #petideas

Jessica C
by Jessica C
5 Days
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:
My husband built this chicken "tractor" from plans we found on the internet.
It's about 10 feet long and has two stories. The birds roost in the top and have the bottom space for exploring.
The side of the roof has a removable door for easy access.
Here the birds roost and will lay eggs.
The run pulls up for security at night with the help of a repurposed telephone cord.
The girls like their new home! It can be moved around the yard to any location thanks to the flip down wheels we added.
Jessica C
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Frequently asked questions
Have a question about this project?
Join the conversation
2 of 14 comments
  • Jessica C Jessica C on Jul 31, 2013
    Mary C. Yes, I call the little stairs the "run".

  • Cindy Cindy on Apr 05, 2015
    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