Chicken tractor part 3: Chicken Tractor (COMPLETE!)

Here she is, the work is complete…well we do need to paint it, maybe. I really want to paint a silhouette of a chicken or rooster on the sides of the hen house!

I installed roosts yesterday and covered the floor with pine shavings to make them nice and comfy, and also dry out the poop (think kitty litter!).

Do you think my chickens feel watched?! Check out the next three pictures!!!!! We are chicken obsessed right now!

I would include one of me staring at them too…but I am the one taking the pictures, so that wouldn’t work.

I am so happy to have this run and hen house complete, the thing as a whole is what can be referred to as a Chicken tractor, it is used to aid the soil, and the chickens do a great job keeping the weeds down (eaten) and fertilizing (yeah, you guessed it!).

My chickens are super sweet, I am actually scared of them though. I feel about them like some do about bats or spiders or such. I know I will need to get over the fear and just touch them…but for now they are just fun to watch. I think I will bond much tighter with the little chickies that I get to pick up tomorrow at Lazy 54 Farms!! I can’t wait. I will show you when we do that.

9 thoughts on “Chicken tractor part 3: Chicken Tractor (COMPLETE!)

  1. very cool!! I’m sure you’ll get more comfortable with them the more you work with them. I like the silhouette idea.

  2. Nice chicken tractor! I stumbled across your blog through BYC, and I live in Oregon too!

  3. I am so proud of you and your skills Bethany! Look what you made! I can’t wait to bring the girls to see your peep peeps (or bock bocks depending on how big they are!).

  4. I saw your ameracauna post on BYC and wanted to let you know that Livingscape Nursery in PDX is getting a bunch in later this month, on the 23rd I think. They have a website with more info.

  5. This is one nice chicken tractor, and your kitties are going to be entertained for a long time aspecially when you bring in the chicks…this is a hard job well done, your boys will remember this trough out their lives…so nice

    a nice sunday Bethany to you and your family again :)

  6. you inspired us bethany. our mothers day chicken tractor gift was completed this weekend thanx to our hubbies. so i guess you inspired us to inspire our guys who blessed my mom on mothers day. got that? i’ll have to get my mom to send you some picts..

  7. I like the alphabet boxes… we used stuff formerly belonging to the kids for our nestboxes too!

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