06 December 2014

Building a better chick tractor

Yesterday and today hubby has been busy building an improved chick tractor.
front door, big enough we can crouch in

built-in roosts with roof enough to shield from rain

putting on the above-roost door
I have helped with the seemingly menial parts, like climbing inside and threading the ends of the zip-ties back for hubby to secure.  He says it is twice as fast with my help, so neither menial nor insignificant.  This tractor will be big enough we could also use for goslings, keets (guinea fowl), or even poults (turkeys).  Once finished, it will hold 24 chicks (8 cockerels plus the 16 remaining pullets/maybe cockerels).

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