The Jumbo is the biggest chicken tractor that we manufacture and it can still be moved by a single person – on reasonably flat, hard ground by your ‘average’ adult. Designed to hold 12 chickens on a full time basis, it can accommodate as many as 16-20 if it is only being used as night time shelter or as few as 3-4 if you what to leave them inside all day and moving the coop is not an option.
There are three doors in the Jumbo Model which will allow you to access your coop however you want. There are 2 large roof doors giving you access to all internal parts of the coop, and a front door for the chickens to walk in and out of.
The Jumbo Chicken Tractor measures 272 cm * 272 cm on the ground and stands 92 cm tall.
We use plastic laying boxes and 2 of these are included in the package. By using plastic rather than timber we have eliminated any nooks in which insects can live and cleaning the laying box is easier.
The two panels which separate the shed from the open area are fully removable. This means that during hot periods you can remove the panels to improve ventilation and put them back in during winter. The old model used this panel as a structural component so it was not removable.
How many chickens can it hold? That depends on what you want to use it for. If it is just to be used as a night time pen, and the chickens will be outdoors the rest of the day, then there is plenty of roosting space for 30 chickens. If the chickens will be in the tractor most of the time, then the most would be 2 birds per square metre or about 14 chickens. On the other hand, if you know that the birds will be ‘cooped up’ for long periods of time, or you do not wish to move the tractor very often, then you may decide to accommodate 6 to 8 birds or around 1 bird per square metre. Used in this way the Jumbo model really is the “Chicken Hilton”!
The height of 900mm gives your chickens plenty of head room, but allows you to place the tractor under a tree for shade in summer. This tractor is made from galvanised steel, galvanised mesh and Colorbond sheeting, and is fully welded and bolted.
Access to eggs is provided by a conveniently located lift up lid at waist height. Your chickens have their own front access door, which can be padlocked if you wish.
All Jumbo models include roosting rails, a double size laying box, lift up lid, front access gate, and plenty of room for all the poultry you’ll ever need!