|The cattle panel propped against the front of Chicken Tractor #1|
|Chicken Tractor #2. The door is an old baby gate placed vertically.|
|Screws, duct tape, and baling wire used to make the baby gate door.|
|Note the two vertical pieces of wood in front that serve as the door frame.|
|Door frame piece anchored to PVC hoop with wire.|
|Chicken tractor door anchored to frame with wire|
The finishing touch was to add an old section of tarp to the back end to provide shade for the birds. Mr. Chanclas helped me carry the new tractor out to the field to join Tractor #1. Here they are side by side. Chicken Tractor #2 is on the left and Tractor #1 is facing the opposite direction on the right.
|Our two homemade chicken/duck/guinea tractors.|
I should note that the only thing I purchased for Chicken Tractor #2 was a roll of chicken wire at Home Depot. It's hard to find good chicken wire in the trash, especially not in the quantities I need, so I broke down and bought it new. I didn't have to do that for Tractor #1 because I had enough random lengths of wire laying around to finish it. Except for that roll of chicken wire, all of the other materials for both tractors were scavenged or left over from old projects.