As I see it, anyone can get a product and look it over and say it ought to do the job. Well here on the Homested, I put things to the test. In some instances, I go above and beyond what it is designed for. I feel as though this is one of those times. You see, it’s one thing to put up a fence and say that it kept the cows in, but it is an entirely different thing to say I put up a fence and drover my 4-wheeler over it, and it’s still working. Okay, so this might not be the best analogy, but you get the idea. Anyways, I have had my ChickLifts for several months now, and it hasn’t disappointed me yet. It was very easy to install. The unit comes with all of the hardware you need, although I added some extra large washers on one of my tractors because of how heavy it is. Yes, I have more than one chicken tractor, and yes, I have more than one ChickLift. I really like the fact that it is one unit, and it raises and lowers just by stepping on it.
So, here on the farm, you use what you have. You don’t go to the store and buy brand new stuff until you have to. Instead, you use materials that are lying around, or leftovers from old projects. This was my mind-set when my chicken tractor began. I wanted a chicken tractor that would last and not fall apart while being moved around.. Long story short, … my chicken tractor is heavy. Much heavier than the traditional Chicken Tractor. And I wasn’t intending to put my ChickLift to the test, but here we are. I do not have a Joel Salatin, nor a John Suscovich style chicken tractor, but I am sure that this ChickLift would work very well for either one. My Chicken Tractors are a pretty unique style Chicken Tractor, and heavier than normal Chicken Tractors. If you would like to see more of either one of my tractors, just leave me a comment and I will see what I can do. For now, here is a video I put together that highlights them.
My lighter tractor is much easier for me to maneuver. I can raise it by just stepping on it and I can pull it without any machinery. After having these Tractors, I can’t imagine ever wanting to have a stationary coop. Sure, I have to move it, but I never have to clean anything. Moving even the heavy coop only takes about 5 minutes and that is only because I use my tractor and I have to go to the barn and get it started and to the job site; hook up the coop, drag it, and put the tractor away. With the light coop, it’s 1-2 minutes and done. I suppose you could say that I spend as much time a year moving the Tractors as someone else does in cleaning their coop, and you are probably right. However, my chickens are on fresh grass every day, and I don’t have to breathe the dust to clean out the coop. I also do not have the expense of bedding for them. For me, it is a good fit.
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I hope you found this informative and if you would like to see more or just have an inquiry, leave a comment and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Take care, and see you next time…