Chicken tractors are mobile chicken coops that allow chicken to “graze” pasture. Chickens love to eat grass and bugs. My friend Andrew Scheidt told me about a chicken tractor he had built recently, and I proposed that we build a similar one at Rancho Pillow. Here are some pictures:

The tractor is now in the pasture and ready for the chickens that are now being raised in the barn. We decided to add hogwire to the bottom of the tractor to discourage critters from digging under the run.

The chicken tractor features an easy open egg door (the lower roof), and heavy duty lawn tractor tires.

The chicken tractor outside the barn at Rancho Pillow

The inside of the chicken tractor features an easy open egg door, and open flooring for easy cleaning.