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    Default Chicken Tractor, help needed with wheels ...

    please!

    and actually it's for guinea pigs.

    I've been gifted one of these

    and it's too heavy for me to move around our lawn (so the girls can graze fresh grass).

    I want to put wheels on so it's mobile. Which wheels? How big? How do they attach?

    We've been trawling the Net, but just can't find the right info or stockists. Any good ideas, kind grapes?

    This one's great, I like the large wheels




    As usual, I don't know the jargon and terminology used for "building stuff"

    If possible, tell me what I need to buy and do in "blonde"
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    Chicken 'Arks' often have wheel modifications.. I'd have thought the larger - the easier it'll be to move around.

    A long nut/bolt combo would do it - such as this:
    (not linked directly as the site sells coop plans - but you can view the image location if you want to find out where the site is )

    This blog post might help too: Dunk"s Corner of the World: Chicken Tractor Project

    Perhaps even modifying an old bike trailer (using the wheels and spindles from that come with that might be a good idea?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris View Post

    Perhaps even modifying an old bike trailer (using the wheels and spindles from that come with that might be a good idea?)
    Thanks Chris, but ...

    I don't have an old trailer, nor an old bike, and wouldn't know how to take things off and put on again anyway ...

    I was born without the "building stuff" gene. Those plans that Dunk has posted might as well be written in Mandarin for all the sense they make to me.

    What I need is the name of the part I need to buy, and a plan that says "put this bit (A) over here (B) using this nutty bolty screwy thingy ....
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    Ah

    What about bribing mr two sheds to help?

    Here's some more piccies- Tractor Wheels - BackYard Chickens Community - I'll have a look for some uk wheels now

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    Just buy a sack barrow!
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    Build Your own Poultry House | Hardware and Fixings | 410x80 mm pneumatic wheel (expensive mind - but still half the price as b & q)

    cheaper here - 2 x 10" Pneumatic Tyres for sack trucks/trolleys/wheelbarrows [Misc.]: Amazon.co.uk: DIY & Tools

    Do you have a close up pic of the area where you want to attach the wheels on? The image you linked is quite small

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    an easier way,might be to put strips of something durable and slippy,like a hard plastic,vynal,on to the bottom wood frame that comes into contact with the grass,this will make it slide,it will act like a ski
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