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Can you give a spec list for your tractor: Is there wire under the tarp? Dimensions? Is the bottom of back panel hinged? I have a pile of steel roofing that is just begging for a project. I also have an old CP coop that is rotting, needs to be torn down. But, the CP and the HDW cloth are all good for reuse.
4x8 feet. four 1/2 emt (electrical conduit) poles across the top. chicken wire over them zip tied in place. tarp over top. then i used metal along the bottom sides.
 

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if I would have had more hardware cloth i wouldnt have made metal sides but they are handy for keeping rain off the birds.


search youtube for john suscovich chicken tractor. thats where i stole the ideas. he has a book he is selling for $15 but i just kinda looked at his stuff and got an idea of how i wanted mine.
 

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4x8 feet. four 1/2 emt (electrical conduit) poles across the top. chicken wire over them zip tied in place. tarp over top. then i used metal along the bottom sides.
Thanks. Did you bend the emt or did you cut and use fittings? Conduit is one of my "go to" building materials, (along with cattle panel) But, I've never bent conduit.
 

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Thanks. Did you bend the emt or did you cut and use fittings? Conduit is one of my "go to" building materials, (along with cattle panel) But, I've never bent conduit.
yeah i bent it. easy stuff. make a mark in center of the pipe. bend from the star mark with an emt bender til you get 90. then make a mark about 6 inhes in from the ends and bend 45s.
 

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