Hard work over the last couple of days working on my Chicken Tractor. I had the wood spare from pulling apart parts of my lounge room, and I already had the tools and nails that I needed. I only needed to buy the wire and some PVC tubes. So it wasn’t too expensive to complete.
As this is the first of many which I will be building, I haven’t really spent too much time working on instructions. Also, this is my first attempt, so I want to iron out some problems before I try to tell people who to build them. I think the building went a lot better then I expected, mostly as I am getting better at carpentry with every project that I complete. The majority of the problems stemmed from my need to have to substitute some parts for cheaper or ones which I already owned… to save money and time.
After all the work, I am tired, sun burnt, injured from repeated actions, and have so many cuts on my hands/fingers from working with all the wire that I have trouble using them. Yet I am pretty happy with the final results. It has its problems, it isn’t perfect, yet as Kitty keeps saying to me, “it works”. It works, yes, but I have already started thinking of improvements that can be made on future models… and it won’t be long till I will need another. The chicks are growing so quickly they will need more room soon.