Backyard Chickens “The Chicken Tractor”


In this episode the Okieprepper gives a quick review of his chicken tractor and it’s functions. Establish your “Practice” of basic preparedness today and develop your skill set for the soon to come time of scarcity. Now get ready for the storm man! OP

13 Comments on "Backyard Chickens “The Chicken Tractor”"

  1. okieprepper | August 11, 2010 at 1:38 am |

    @pinetar100 Yes, yes! yet another name for the chicken tractor. I will have to include that one in my chicken journal. Thanks

  2. nice chicken hut.

  3. Michigansnowpony | August 11, 2010 at 2:10 am |

    @okieprepper Yup, zoning sucks, not to mention neighborhood association “rules”. There seems to be a movement (in the northwest especially) of support for urban chickens. I hope it keeps going. People are going to need this option I think. And who knows — maybe “things” will reach a point where rules and restrictions go out the window as a matter of survival. As for being stuck in you present home — I think there’s a lot of people in the same boat.

  4. okieprepper | August 11, 2010 at 3:00 am |

    @Michigansnowpony I believe more people would keep chickens in the urban areas if city ordinances didn’t prevent them. I’m trying to get moved into the country where I won’t have to worry about ordinances or someone telling me I can’t have livestock or a garden. The housing market is keeping me a prisoner in my current home or else I would be gone tomorrow for a home out in the countryside.

  5. Michigansnowpony | August 11, 2010 at 3:24 am |

    That’s a slick coop!!! And I love to see folks in urban settings with chickens. During the depression (the first one), backyard chickens and gardens are what kept a lot of people fed and not starving. If I had my way, everyone would have at least three hens in the back yard.

  6. @theeastwatch I covered up my nest box entrances with cardboard and my chickens haven’t been in there yet… I’ll remove it when they’re ready to lay. At about 4 -4.5 months of age I’m guessing. Mine are still young though (5-6 weeks) and we just got them out of the house a couple of days ago. But yeah if yours aren’t close to laying age try covering up the nest box entrances with something 😉

    -Jessica

  7. @theeastwatch I covered up my nest box entrances with cardboard and my chickens haven’t been in there yet… I’ll remove it when they’re ready to lay. At about 4 -4.5 months of age I’m guessing. Mine are still young though (5-6 weeks) and we just got them out of the house a couple of days ago. But yeah if yours aren’t close to laying age try covering up the nest box entrances with something 😉

    -Jessica

  8. okieprepper | August 11, 2010 at 4:37 am |

    @vonhismean It’s a bit of a Cadillac for a coup…

  9. okieprepper | August 11, 2010 at 5:21 am |

    @Floridaprepper Thanks man!

  10. okieprepper | August 11, 2010 at 5:30 am |

    @theeastwatch Yeah we let them out every other day or so, but only if we’re home. We didn’t start letting them free range until about 12 to 14 weeks of age. We also clipped one wing on each of them. And yes they crap in the nesting boxes and everywhere else too. X(

  11. Floridaprepper | August 11, 2010 at 6:18 am |

    Great vid Okie

  12. very nice tractor

  13. theeastwatch | August 11, 2010 at 8:01 am |

    Looks good man. Do you ever let them out to free range?
    I was going to do a tractor, but the land I’m on is not flat and is filled with rocks which would make moving it a pain.
    I let a few of mine out each morning to roam around so they can be really “free range”.
    Are your chicks crapping in the nest boxes? Mine are, and it drives me nutz. Hopefully when they start laying they’ll stop.
    -TEW

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