Friday 7 June 2013

Improved chicken tractor (Mk 2)

Moving a heavy wooden hen house on skids, even plastic coated skids isn't easy so the Mk2 chicken tractor now has wheels. Not only wheels; if the hut is raised off the ground predators can get underneath the slatted floor and attack the birds so a sheet of weldmesh was needed under the slatted floor.

From time to time its also necessary to keep the hens locked in and the electronic door opens at first light so a hinged wooden door has been added.

The slatted floor has also improved the ventilation in this hot weather.

Strips of dark green grass demonstrate the fertilising effect and of course there is no cleaning out.

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