We wanted our chickens and rabbits to have lots of time on grass but we can’t have them running loose on the homestead. Fencing off large chunks of the property isn’t really an option either. So we figured a chicken tractor would be the best way to go. And when it’s not in use for chickens, it can be used for rabbit litters to grow out.
One key thing we did to make it rabbit friendly was put some fencing on the bottom. It is wide enough for grasses and clover to be reached but not so wide that the rabbits can dig through. It does make it a little tricky for chick feet. Have to move the tractor carefully so no feet get caught.
We used some of the tin that came off the original barn. It went across the whole top and half of one side.
The tractor is 8 ft long, 4 ft wide and with the lid, 26 in tall.
We made a split top, to open on the left half or right half.
We’ve used it successfully for chicks to grow out and also for rabbit litters to grow out. We plan on building more because they have really worked great for us. And the grass is so much better the next time around.