I had a few days when I was home from work and build 3 new tractors. I had built some patterned after Joel Salatins tractors that were 8' x 10' and covered partly with sheet metal. I have found them for our smaller areas that are uneven and rocky to be difficult to use. They were too heavy for my wife and kids to move, even with the wheel dolly under the back. My new tractors are about half the size at only 4' x 8', but are way lighter as I used no sheet metal only tarps for a covering and much less wood as the top is framed with conduit. We will see how they work in the next few months, but I think they will be much better. The access is easier with a door in the end and they are much more airy inside, so I think will be better for the chickens as well. Hard to see in the pictures but there is a treated 2x4 running down each 8' side as a runner and therefore a 1 1/2" gap in the front and back, which makes it easier to pull around. I attached chain to be able to move these with the 4 wheeler, but they can actually be pushed around by hand quite easily.
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