For sure, I should have clarified that. Yes, I can the chicken wire fence up the first 3 feet as shown here...
The panels they call "Cattle Panels" at out local supply had massive openings though, much more than what is shown above.
I was worried that chickens / turkeys might try to fly right out! This never happened with the Hog Panels and the chicken wire fencing.
This chicken tractor is amazing! Exactly what I've been searching for..... Unfortunately, I'm not good at building anything. However, I'd like to get the plan and have a local guy build it for me. Trying to figure out what the materials would cost. Anyone build this yet and have an estimate on materials (assuming most materials aside from the bicycle parts would be purchased new)? Your help would be so much appreciated. I've got a little homestead and do pasture rotation with my sheep and would like to easily rotate my chickens as well. This lightweight easy to move tractor is just what I've been looking for!
This is so great - I think my boss is going to let me build one (or a few) for the farm this winter. How many chickens do y'all have in the 200sq ft? or 300sq ft? If they move that easily, we can move them every day or two (we have the space), so it's really about chicken comfort. Thanks!!
2 3/8 in. x 9 ft. O.D. DQ 40 Galvanized Post is part of the fence framework and helps support the chain link fabric. These posts are used in conjunction with rail ends or bullet caps to connect 1 or more
With the thinner tubing, I would keep the frame 8x12 at most though.
Looks well done! One thing about inventing... so many often have the same idea so I would never claim to be the first. I think the only original thing I have ever made was my SkyWalker Tallbike, everything else seems to have been done in the 1800s!
I do think there are too many chickens per square foot in that vid though.