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With all the benefits of free-range and pastured hens with none of the risks, these DIY A-frame chicken tractors are beautiful to look at and built to last. Designed and created by Kelsey and Paul Olesen of Green Willow Homestead, this chicken-loving couple has devoted years of chicken-keeping to finding ways to make hens happier and safer all over the world.
This downloadable PDF build plan from Green Willow Homestead includes a 45+ page PDF with a full materials + tools + hardware list, step-by-step instructions, and full-color diagrams + pictures.
The Mega A-Frame Chicken Tractor is ideal for small farms or homesteads that are looking to house a larger flock of 15 - 20 hens per tractor. On our farm, we built two Mega Tractors that in total house our pastured flock of 40, providing us delicious eggs for our roadside farmstand.
With 15 - 20 hens, the Mega Chicken Tractor works best on flat or gently sloping pasture. We recommend moving the Mega Tractor at least once per day to give your flock continued access to fresh forage.
If you keep a livestock guardian dog (LGD) on staff, you can house up to 30 birds per tractor. With this scenario, you must completely open up the tractor and let them out to forage outside under the LGD’s watchful eye. With this method, we recommend using Premier 1 Electric Poultry Netting to keep your hens contained within a safe perimeter.
Read Frequently Asked Questions about these beautiful A-Frame Chicken Tractor Plans by Green Willow Homestead.