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.
The additional mobility provided by the wheels and trolley allows you to move the tractor around your yard, thus spreading the manure load over the largest possible area whilst minimising cleaning. Master Chicken Tractors are currently in use on a number of vineyards, allowing chickens to graze between the rows of vines, thus fertilising the ground and reducing the weed and pest burden.
The Master is ideal for those on small acreage, especially if you plan to leave your chickens for a few days at a time and want to give them plenty of space during your absence.
When assembled the Master measures 2715mm (l) * 1820mm (w) * 920mm (h).
If you live in an area with foxes, then you will probably need foxmesh. You have two options – you can put the mesh on the underside of the tractor or you can place is around the outside edge of the tractor in a ‘skirt’ position. Please follow this link for a discussion on the merits or otherwise of foxmesh.