If you are interested in raising chickens in your backyard, you might want to consider a chicken tractor. Chicken tractors have no floor and are moveable. They allow chickens to stay safe and have a place to sleep in, eat and lay eggs. By having no floor, chickens can eat the grass and bugs below them. This will help them stay happy and provide you with a healthy free source of eggs. There are many chicken tractor plans you can buy or download to build your own chicken coop. However, if you are looking for a ready-made portable chicken coop or chicken tractor, there are a range of options available all for different prices and styles. Here is an overview of some options for buying chicken tractors online:
The Egg Cart’n is a chicken tractor that is especially good at protecting your chickens from predators. It also provides year round climate protection. They offer more than one size, which can hold either 4 to 5 chickens, or 10 to 12. The house itself sits above the pen where chickens can graze for bugs and grass. These chicken tractors range between $500 and $2000.
The Happy Chicken Tractor can hold between 10 and 12 chickens. It weighs about 30 pounds and is easy to move. You can even secure it to keep it from blowing over in high winds. It is also able to be dismantled and stored when you don’t need it. It requires no tools to assemble. It costs $379.95 and you can order online or via the telephone.
Rooster Hill Farms touts itself as the home of the original henpen. They give an excellent side by side comparison of their chicken tractors with other competitors. You can either by the henpen alone or purchase a turn-key farm with everything you need to get your chickens ready. Both require an upfront deposit and range in price between $550-$750. They accept paypal and they also offer a henpen you can build yourself with an interactive DVD to help you.
The ChickenCoopSource.com offers a number of choices of chicken coops, many of which are tall enough for an adult to walk into. Their shipping charges are all $20, but the cheapest chicken tractor is more than $800.
The Chicken Crib is an A-frame portable chicken tractor that holds 2-3 hens. It is easily moved by the handles it features and has an easy access door you can open to get to eggs. They offer free shipping in the color you want for a base price of $649. This tractor was designed by a landscape artist who wanted to offer an aesthetically please option for housing chickens.
The Eglu is a plastic housing and chicken run that is portable. You can buy the basic version for $495 or a package for $652 that includes two chickens. It protects your chickens from predators while giving your chickens a cozy place to nest and eat grass. It offers a mini-course in chicken keeping and a 30 day money back guarantee.