Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Chickens don't drive tractors!

It is a well-known fact that chickens do not drive tractors. But for some reason, a portable, self-contained chicken habitat is called a "chicken tractor." And this weekend we* built one.

In Stage One, the chicken tractor just looks like a bunch of wood and triangles. This triangular, wooden theme will be maintained throughout the chicken tractor's construction.

In Stage Two, you can see the roosting area has been built. It opens at the back for human access, and at the front for chicken access. It looks like a house that is going skiing.

In Stage Three, the tractor has become incredibly long and heavy.

It is in two pieces: the heavy piece with the house, and the long piece with the chicken run.

Finally, Stage Four: Home Sweet Tractor.

*while I say that "we" built it, "my" major contribution was taking pictures.

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