I have a dear friend and neighbor that I have known for decades now.
She has gotten eggs from our chickens for years.
She has finally gotten her own chickens!
She hatched them out in her homeschool room in an incubator.
She is now the mama to little flock of mixed breed darlings!
But back up a little...
When she told me that she was planning on getting chickens I told her that we could build a chicken tractor together...it would be fun!
As fate would have it her sweet hubby who happens to be an engineer got wind of a couple of girls building a chicken tractor that he would have to look at in his backyard and decided to take the project off of our hands...and considering we have 9 kids between us we were ok with that!
So here is what a chicken tractor looks like when an engineer builds it...
Aluminum and steel all welded together, built to last forever!
Unless there are grizzly bears wandering the neighborhood these little chickens are gonna be safe and sound!
Hi little chicks!
See the little door on the back? It will open onto a little nest boxes!
You can see the brackets for the future nest boxes right there...made from aluminum of course. This will making gathering eggs a snap.
It is also quite easy to move as it is on four large wheels. Great job Ferd!
And while we're talking...
As wonderful as the amazing chicken tractor is may I just say that I'm thinkin' it needs a little color. I know that being a guy that you wanted something that would blend into the landscape therefore the choice of drab gray paint.
But I know that I have some fuchsia paint somewhere...
I also have electric green and some lemon yellow.
I think that maybe I'll come over and paint a daisy or two on the sides...maybe a paisley or a swirl would be nice.
Just to give it a little girly touch!
Fernando are you listening?
Is this thing on?