When I first heard the term “chicken tractor,” I could not come up with a suitable mental picture. What on EARTH is a chicken tractor? These words don’t really work together. Cue the YouTube videos! Joel Salatin is one of our favorites to get ideas from, and many of them are freely available online.
A chicken tractor is a low, lightweight wooden frame, wrapped in chicken wire, and roofed and sided with aluminum or pvc sheeting. We made ours 10 ft by 12 ft by 2 ft. lt generally has two lids, one covered in sheeting and one in chicken wire. The feeder lives under the covered lid, and the waterer lives under the wire lid.