I started building a chicken tractor a few weeks ago. I needed a place to pasture raise chickens without the risk of predators killing them. We are also going to be raising some meat birds starting next week. I spent a long time searching the Internet to find the design I wanted and never did find it. I couldn't decide if I should build a tractor with a house attached for nesting and roosting or just a "Salatin" like meat bird tractor. I wanted to build something a little more attractive than my last coop also. I decided to go with a good looking meat tractor. I will build more permanent coops at the new house since we wont have ton of pasture there anyway.
I started with a 10x6ft frame made of 2x4's. I then attached 10ft pieces of PVC.
The ends are finished off with plywood cut to the same shape as the PVC.
I ran the PVC through a 1x4 that attaches to the plywood on each end.
I painted The frame barn red and the doors red and white to look like a barn
I then ran 2ft of hardware cloth across the bottom and chicken wire across the top and stapled it to the frame.
The tractor also has a wheel system that allows is to be raised of the ground and then rolled to fresh grass. I need to upgrade the poles I used for the levers but I can do that later.
Now I have to get started on my chicken plucker!