Chicken Tractor Videos:
Chicken pens and chicken
tractors made from bamboo, mud and a whole range of other materials and
ideas. See some of the wild and amazing ideas people all over the world
use to keep their chickens and use those chickens to enhance their
Ol' Chicken Tractor Video:
My favorite chicken tractor video. Love this guys
accent and the wheels (I wonder if the neighbour will be brave enough
to ask for his lawn mower wheels back!) Good use for lawn mower wheels
in my opinion.
Bamboo Chicken Tractor:
have some bamboo available (or even straight timber branches) you could
make an attractive chicken tractor. The example below is not so pretty
but you can see the potential.
Making an A frame with bamboo is very simple.
Using bamboo you could make a frame for a nice chicken coop or chicken
tractor. Remember that because screws can split bamboo you
usually lash bamboo with string or twine, lawyer cane etc.
make a chicken dome for use as a chicken tractor from pvc pipe, black
poly pipe, light bamboo and a variety of other materials. Some people
use cable ties to hold the pipe together and to attach the chicken wire.
Dome Part 2:
In the wet
tropics depending on where you live you do have to seriously consider
making the area where your chickens roost at night both dog proof and
snake proof. While this kind of dome construction is appealing be aware
that it may not be ideal by itself for protecting your chickens.
It may be more practical to make a simpler dome (less like fort knox)
for ranging during the day and have a smaller "snake proof" enclosure
for your chickens to roost in at night.
use of old mower catchers as laying boxes.
Cob Construction For A Chicken Coop:
small chicken coop from cob (mud and straw) can be fast and fun (it's
something you can do over a few days with a group or your children
doing just an hour or so a day. The videos below are a cat
house but the principles of building with cob are the same.
# A lot of Rocks at the bottom and make sure water will drain away from
# Mix mud, a little water and straw and form the walls by hand. For a
chicken pen the walls can be quite thin.
# Have a wide overhanging roof to protect the walls. For extra
protection you can lime wash the walls ocassionally although you
probably won't bother.
# With a chicken coop think through how you're going to collect the
eggs and where the manure will go when the chickens are roosting (some
people use bird wire under the roost so the manure falls out into a
container, plastic wheelbarrow or hay etc.)
# Have fun and make your chicken coop beautiful and unique.
Creative Cob Chicken Treehouse:
your chicken coop up like this might have some real merit. Also the
idea of using this kind of wattle and daub construction (using branches
as the forms for mud) is interesting and can save some time and lets
you make more interesting structures.
Again you might want to think through how you're going to get eggs and
manure out of your chicken coop when you're designing it.
Having some kind of pen around a roost makes it easier to get your
chickens in at night or earlier if you're ranging them in
another area. You just feed them in the pen.
Coop Chicken Coop And Tractor:
The roll a
coop chicken coop doesn't allow chickens to dig but it certainly should
be dog and snake proof and may be appropriate for some situations (like
when you want the manure but you don't want the digging).
Simple Chicken Tractor:
accent in this video but it is a simple chicken tractor you could
create with a variety of materials for the framing.
Frame Chicken Coop:
simple and you can use a variety of materials to make one (including a
bamboo frame). See if you can use a combination of designs and local
materials to create an attractive chicken coop and tractor for your
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