View Full Version : Nice Chicken Tractor at Orscheln $199
Mar. 18, 2012, 10:53 PM
If anyone lives near an Orscheln Farm & Home store, they have them in several states, they have a terrific chicken tractor for $199! Use their store locator search. The chicken tractors are available in Oklahoma for sure.
Leaf thru the ad. Should be on page 3.
Mar. 19, 2012, 01:06 AM
I couldn't find anything in the ad or site called 'chicken tractor'. I heard this term for the first time the other day and would like to know what it is.
The only thing on pg 3 for $199 was a chicken coop.
Mar. 19, 2012, 01:23 AM
Yes, the chicken coop. But this one is small enough one could easily move it around. Plus it looks nice. And is cheap!
Here are a bunch of images of chicken tractors. If you note many have wheels to ease moving. That they are fairly small in size makes it easy to move them, even daily, so your chickens always have fresh pickings, & they do not have to live in their own feces.
http://images.google.com/search?tbm=isch&hl=en&source=hp&biw=893&bih=883&q=chicken+tractor&gbv=2&oq=chicken+tractor&aq=f&aqi=g10&aql=&gs_sm=3&gs_upl=8719l12563l0l12954l15l15l0l3l3l0l110l1264l3 .9l12l0&gs_l=img.3..0l10.8719l12563l0l12954l15l15l0l3l3l0l 110l1264l3j9l12l0.frgbld.
Google is your friend. Simply Google "chicken tractor" & you will have all the answers your little hearts desires. :)
Compared to the below prices, & not nearly as nice designs, the $199 version looks pretty & is a bargain price. Also looks much lighter to move around too. You could always add wheels to it. Wheels off old lawn mowers or barbeques generally work well.
http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/grd/2896879776.html $400 *$ouch$*
http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/grd/2842114812.html $550 *ouchier$*
http://lawton.craigslist.org/grd/2898895796.html $125 *cough cough* Chain link fencing not included.
Mar. 19, 2012, 11:04 AM
WIsh i lived in that area! That is a great price for a small chicken tractor/moveable coop.
Mar. 19, 2012, 11:14 AM
Mine cost me $0 using recycled materials and making my husband built it ;)
(actually that's not true, he bought the screws... $4?)
Mar. 19, 2012, 03:42 PM
Yes, you may have paid zero. But, there has been interest on this forum about buying these for those that are not able to make their own, & they wanted CHEAP ones.
This one looks pretty, well thought out in design, & it is certainly cheap enough compared to others more expensive, heavier & uglier.
Good for you making yours for free. Free is a good thing. Okay, $4 is great too! :)
Mar. 19, 2012, 05:24 PM
"live in their own feces" :confused:
Umm...'scuse me, but that coop looks teeny - the 2 hens shown are probably all it could comfortably hold.
Fine if you want just 2.
And it might not translate well to having wheels added if it was built to be stationary.
Not enough text with the ad to mention if it has flooring for the yard part, which, if not, could make moving it not doable. It does mention a removable pan, I assume for the coop part.
So yes, unless you take that pan out daily, your hens will be "living in their own".
As for cleaning up after more: my 6 hens & 1 rooster don't "live in their own" - it's simple enough for me to take 5min using a catlitter scoop to pick up after them in their coop every morning.