Upcycled Pallet Chicken Tractor

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chicken tractor
This is the tractor before we added the shade canopy and the wheels.  Prior to adding the shade canopy we used a piece of plexiglass.

I love using materials that would otherwise go into the dumpster  or rot away and make something out of it well in this case my husband built this Chicken Tractor.  Not only is the chicken tractor all done and not only did we use recycled pallet boards for this project but the end result is extremely efficient and useful.  The chickens like it too because they get to forage on new grass on a regular basis even on a small 1/3 acre like ours.

side view of the chicken tractor

My husband took the wheels for this tractor from the landfill off of an old gas grill and brought this home for this project and then he forgot where he put them we looked for them for about two weeks but he finally found them.

shade canopy on chicken tractor
My husband also added a rope handle to easily pull the chicken tractor around the yard.

Even the shade canopy that my husband fashioned over the chicken feeder and water container was vinyl material that was another dumpster diving find!

This last photo shows the finishing touch of the wheels once we found them added to the tractor.

wheels on the chicken tractor


The truth of the matter is you don’t need a lot of land to have a chicken tractor and it very nicely houses two chickens quite happily.

I hope this inspires you to build or do projects yourself that your inspired about for your homestead!  It all starts with inspiration and a great idea!  Thank goodness for Pinterest as it is one of my favorite places to go get some inspiration!




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6 thoughts on “Upcycled Pallet Chicken Tractor

  1. I love your chicken tractor – and it’s a bonus that you’ve upcycled so many things that had outlived their previous useful lives. Great job!

    ~Taylor-Made Ranch~
    Wolfe City, Texas

    1. Thanks Taylor my husband was so excited to build this project! 🙂 Hope all is well with you and Happy 4th of July!

  2. Interesting post! I love making things from used pallets too. The boards are already pre-weathered. Thanks for sharing your design. I really like the way you have your blog page designed, too. Nicely done.

    1. Thanks Janet! I loved your flag you made with pallets we had a larger coop too we sided with pallets a great way to use up something that would end up in the garbage….I love learning from others! Thanks for stopping by and for commenting 🙂

  3. I always love a good recycle pallet project! Your chicken tractor looks great. Thank you for sharing the design at the HomeAcre Hop; I hope you’ll post again this Thursday.

    1. Thanks Kathi for stopping by and commenting! I will definitely try to get by the Home Acre Hop if time allows. I am up to my eyeballs in projects right now Have a great week! 🙂

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