GRIT Country Skills Series

DOGHOUSE Chicken Tractor

My Blue Splash Marans chicks were getting a little big for their feathered britches, so my girlfriend and I built some new digs for them over the past couple of weeks. I have a pretty palatial doghouse (with a covered porch, even), which I received from friends who needed to get rid of it (they built it from the plans that appeared in the first issue of Grit Country—www.grit.com/grit-country), and some scrap cedar cutoffs I got from a fence contractor.

We’d love to have a dog, but because we’re renting, fencing the property just isn’t in the cards- and

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