Archivolt 4×12 Chicken Tractor Plan

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4x12 chicken tractor for 10 chickens


Chicken coop overview


The 4’x12’ Archivolt chicken tractor features mobility for natural feeding off the ground and fertilization wherever the tractor is placed. It offers 48 sq. ft. of space for up to 10 chickens to roam and fertilize the soil. Nine-inch wheels steer and guide the tractor when the front is lifted either by hand or other machinery. A wooden ladder from inside of the protected aviary leads up to the coop that’s protected by the sheet metaled arc roof. There’s a full-sized door leading into the aviary, and the nesting box also has a good-sized door for easy cleaning and harvesting eggs. The construction of this unit is solid and lightweight for easy relocation. It offers superior protection for the chickens from the elements and predators. The Archivolt is a cool looking chicken tractor that matches farms with Quonset huts, arced greenhouses or it looks good just by itself.



Type Chicken tractor Door size (in.) 35,5×23,5

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4x12 chicken tractor plan


Premium Plan Description


The 4’x12’ Archivolt chicken tractor’s plan is designed for mobility and works by following a step by step instructional guide. The plan comes with a material list that shows the items required to build the tractor like plywood, lumber, PVC tube, wire mesh, sheaves, mounting angles, wheels, handles, fasteners, etc. This arc-type structure has a difficulty level of intermediate. The instructional guide utilizes blueprints in addition to the step by step instructions. The blueprints contain pictures of the section being constructed, measurements, and the layout. The plan shows the builder how to cut the plywood arcs, build the access doors into the coop and aviary, build the nesting box, bend the PVC piping, add the sheet metal, install the aviary’s wire mesh, install the handles, and mount the wheels.



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Predator-proof construction

No pro tools required

No special skills needed

Instructions for nesting boxes

Instructions for doors

Durable design

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FAQs & Answers


1. Do I need a permit to build a chicken coop?

A: In most cases, local regulations stipulate buildings that are over 100sqft require a permit, chicken coops included. If your coop is under a 100sqft, chances are you don’t need one.

2. Can I legally have chickens in my backyard?

A: Most bylaws and regulations stipulate that where chickens are allowed, a required distance between your neighbor’s property line and the coop needs to be enacted.  

3. How much does it cost to build a chicken coop?

A: This depends on the type, style, and size of the chicken coop. For smaller coops 100sqft and under, you can expect to pay between $500 and $1000, and for larger coops 200sqft and more, you can expect to pay between $1500 to $4000.

4. Do I need to move my chicken tractor?

A: Chickens are known for leaving rich deposits of nitrogen and leaving them in one area for too long can actually contaminate the soil in that area and cause over-foraging. You should move your chicken tractor around to different locations and reap the benefits of a nice flowerbed or vegetable garden.

5. Are chicken tractors hard to build?

A: Chicken tractors are just another structure built with different construction techniques to minimize weight, so they can be easily moved about. Our extended version of our chicken tractor’s plans makes construction possible for anyone.

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