DIY PVC Chicken Tractor

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The first time I heard the term ‘chicken tractor’ I quickly responded, a what? So apparently it turns out if you do not want a permanent location for your coop, this simple diy chicken tractor is the perfect option.

If you were to buy all the materials you need from the hardware store, the total cost would be about $125. However, if you can find some suitable replacements around the house that will make this weekend project way cheaper.

How To Build A Chicken Tractor
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Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 2 x 3s plywood
  • wood screws
  • cordless drill
  • PVC arches
  • 40 electrical conduit
  • paddle drill bit
  • welded wire
  • U-nails
  • nylon zip ties
  • jigsaw
  • chicken wire
  • medium weight tarp
  • poultry netting
  • tee-hinges
  • pine plywood panel

The frame is the first thing you build. These plans use PVC because Kevin did not want his tractor to be too heavy to lift. Welded wire is used instead of chicken wire mesh since it conforms more easily to the arches.

He uses wire mesh for the bottom half to prevent any predators from getting to the chickens. Also a tarp placed at the back provides shelter from bad weather including the hot sun and rain. A nesting box can be added on the back wall too.

You can follow step by step instructions on the Fresh Eggs Daily blog, here…

How to Build a Chicken Tractor

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