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Author Topic: Goat and chicken movable tractor designs  (Read 1228 times)


  • Joined Aug 2015
Goat and chicken movable tractor designs
« on: June 18, 2024, 04:14:04 pm »
We made our goat tractors to be able to manoeuvre between our walnut trees we planted. Sometimes when goats do not need milking everyday using a mechanical winch on a timer so we can take trips away.

You could do as we do and keep the chickens in the same tractors as the goats so you move both livestock every time. Itís a beneficial relationship as the chickens are constantly pecking the ground and eating any possible parasites before they infect the goats.

Our tractors we designed are made from four simple fencing panels which can often be salvaged for free from building sites once work has been completed. These Fence Panels are 3.5m wide & 2.0m tall. They come as standard with rounded top corners, which are more durable than square top panels, & with re-enforced corner brackets and are fit with anti-climb mesh which makes it a more secure perimeter fence panel and less prone to damage by the goats.

We turn them upside down fix four of them into a square and have a tarp over the top with a rainwater harvesting system into drinking water systems for both goat and chickens. We built a lightweight brood box for the chickens to get into and we can take eggs out every day. This doubles as a goat shack underneath. The entire thing is lightweight and can be moved with one person.

The thin ramp up is for chickens only to get into small entrance of the chicken coop. Underneath Itís all a great little place for the goats to sleep at night fixed just up off the floor. It moves when the entire thing moves. This way you never need to clean it out, just put it on fresh pasture.


  • Joined Jun 2024
Re: Goat and chicken movable tractor designs
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2024, 06:45:33 am »
awesome diy skills on display with that design!


  • Joined Aug 2015
Re: Goat and chicken movable tractor designs
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2024, 09:26:25 am »
Some have said goats need a better place to sleep.

Itís a lot of work to take them out every night and then in the morning put them back in the tractor

Is there a way to make great place inside the tractor for them to stay overnight


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