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Hey Boffer, I finally got my chicken tractor

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Hey Boffer, I finally got my chicken tractor

Post  dixie on 10/28/2010, 10:56 am

Well, not exactly. I took it upon myself to put the bug cover from my boxes in my front flower bed (that was actually a weed patch this year) and brought 2 of my chickens up for a work party. It was fun trying to hold a chicken & rooster while trying to lift the corner of the box so I could stick them under there.

Maybe it will shame DH into making me a proper chicken tractor.

Actually, I can't complain. He is working on plans for a potting shed/greenhouse of my very own. I guess it's a fair enough trade for not having a chicken tractor.







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Re: Hey Boffer, I finally got my chicken tractor

Post  quiltbea on 10/28/2010, 11:51 am

What a great idea. And the compost they are adding is a big benefit.

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Re: Hey Boffer, I finally got my chicken tractor

Post  Jay Bird on 10/28/2010, 12:12 pm

Dixie, that actually looks better than most tractors I have seen, congrats ,, not everyone has boffers skills and time to build a chicken taj majall chicken cadilac tractor.

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Re: Hey Boffer, I finally got my chicken tractor

Post  dixie on 10/28/2010, 12:25 pm

yep, he's an amazing guy & his chicken tractor is top of the line. Don't you just love chickens?

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Re: Hey Boffer, I finally got my chicken tractor

Post  boffer on 10/28/2010, 3:18 pm

Embarassed

Hi Dixie,

I remember in the springtime, when you were adding stuff to your honey-do list, that no mortal man stood a chance of ever finding the end of it! yahoo

I'm with J.B.: an hour here to put on wheels, an hour there to put in a pop door, and you'll have a nice chicken tractor.

You should keep that greenhouse on the top of the priority list!

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Re: Hey Boffer, I finally got my chicken tractor

Post  dixie on 10/28/2010, 4:04 pm

At least I didn't name our property "Honey-Do Acres". There's a place just down the road that claimed it first & they have a big arched sign over the driveway. Our joke is me always saying "all you have to do is....."

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Regarding chicken tractor

Post  ander217 on 10/28/2010, 4:37 pm

LOL, Dixie. I think we should take care to keep Boffer away from our husbands. Mine says my favorite phrase is, "Honey, this won't take any time at all for you to do."

I SO want a chicken tractor but I haven't convinced hubby it won't take any time at all for him to make one. No

Love your chickens.

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Re: Hey Boffer, I finally got my chicken tractor

Post  Aub on 10/28/2010, 11:02 pm

My chicken ark is on plans for this winter. We don't have chickens yet, but I'm ordering them close to spring. I'm shooting for 6 of them. A couple Silkies, some Wyandottes, and some Plymouth Rocks or Buff Orpingtons (can't decide on that). I'm so excited for them I can hardly stand it!!

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Re: Hey Boffer, I finally got my chicken tractor

Post  quiltbea on 10/28/2010, 11:19 pm

Aug.....Good luck on the chickens.
I've always wanted some but never had the good luck to get any.
I know you'll love having them.

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Okay ..you got me

Post  acara on 10/29/2010, 6:48 am

Had to Google "chicken tractor"




This one kinda made me laugh (no ...I'm not a chicken hater, just have a sick sense of humor);


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Re: Hey Boffer, I finally got my chicken tractor

Post  Old Hippie on 10/30/2010, 10:29 am

@dixie wrote:At least I didn't name our property "Honey-Do Acres". There's a place just down the road that claimed it first & they have a big arched sign over the driveway. Our joke is me always saying "all you have to do is....."

Great name for a country estate! LOL! At least I am not the one always coming up with the things for my DH to build. He does it all on his own and has a list of projects a mile long. He will see something in a magazine or catalogue and say......"I could build one of those! I just need a mig welder (or whatever the perfect tool would be) and I could do that for next to nothing!" And he could too. A chicken tractor and a greenhouse are both on HIS list for next spring. Not sure when he is going to find the time but that's okay.

Acara, I love your sick sense of humour. LOL! I think the Colonel should have a little more of an evil smile on his face though.

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