200 Square Foot Portable Poulty Tractor!

Radical Brad

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This was the first "bike parts" project I did since we moved out to our Homestead!



We raised many Turkeys in here, and some grew to over 40 pounds!



In shelter mode to keep the birds dry when it rains heavily.



We also use it as a mini portable greenhouse in the spring and fall.

The Poultry Tractor worked so well that I am going to do this one as a DIY Plan for the site.
No ATV required to move this one around!

Cheers,
Brad
 
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WOW!

That's a really great idea Brad. Many different uses for such a clever idea.
Do I see a patent, and commercial use here?

The main 'body' looks like the wire mesh used for reinforcing cement ?
Definitely a good choice for a future plan.

It got me thinking about a portable cover for my RV.
Or maybe a quick 'folding' paint shed.
If open on one end, then a quick way to cover parts stored outside, from the weather elements.

The possibilities are endless.
 
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Thanks!

The screen is called "Hog Panel", and we use it for a lot aorund here.
It is galvanized, and also weldable, so it can be used for a great many projects.

I will never seek a patent on anything - that is a rich man's game only.
Anything I ever do will go straight into public domain for all to use!

I like the portable work space idea.
Since I now have no workspace, this could keep me out of the rain when I am welding.

Brad

WOW!

That's a really great idea Brad. Many different uses for such a clever idea.
Do I see a patent, and commercial use here?

The main 'body' looks like the wire mesh used for reinforcing cement ?
Definitely a good choice for a future plan.

It got me thinking about a portable cover for my RV.
Or maybe a quick 'folding' paint shed.
If open on one end, then a quick way to cover parts stored outside, from the weather elements.

The possibilities are endless.
 
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I will never seek a patent on anything - that is a rich man's game only.
Anything I ever do will go straight into public domain for all to use!

Your a good man Brad

I like the portable work space idea.
Since I now have no workspace, this could keep me out of the rain when I am welding.

Just be careful of the sparks on the covering, or POOF ! :oops:

Brad
 

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DUDE! Truly, you never cease to amaze!

Ever taken an IQ test? Seriously, I suspect you are either a true genius, or at the very least, borderline! Seriously!
Although I know you're not offering plans for this, still, I gotta say something. It's one thing to build something from an existing set of plans (like I & others here do), but it's quite another to not only envision them, but to implement them, and then, if that's not enough, to draw them up into a cohesive set of practical & easy-to-follow set of plans that less imaginative folks like me can actually follow! I wish I had your skillz! Guess I'll have to settle for following plans.
KUDOS bro!
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Brad great idea and great work. I'm curious about the dimensions of the 200 sq ft rolling chicken house. I'm guessing 10 ft x 20 ft x6 ft ht. ?
Thanks
JohnMTO
 

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Yes, that's pretty close to the measurements.
My tubing was a bit smaller, so ~180 sq ft is what it really ends up as.
This design would work to at least 300 sq ft, after that dual front landing wheels would be required.

Brad


Brad great idea and great work. I'm curious about the dimensions of the 200 sq ft rolling chicken house. I'm guessing 10 ft x 20 ft x6 ft ht. ?
Thanks
JohnMTO
 
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Mmmm, build a smaller one to house all those trikes and/or bits and pieces from/for trike building. Sort of reminds me of, "You can't erect that antenna tower there!" Build it in a trailer and you can move it around. It then becomes a mobile/protable item and doesn't come under the same municipal controls.

Of course, there would be many other uses. Much cheaper than erecting a shed. Sort of like a cheaper Nissen hut.
 
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