The Mighty Chicken Mobile Coop - A Free Building Guide from Mother Earth News Magazine


Build your own affordable, portable and predator-proof chicken coop.


Free DIY Building Guide for a Portable Chicken Coop from


One of the biggest challenges in keeping chickens is figuring out how to build a chicken coop and pen that will allow your birds to forage while also keeping them safe from predators. Letting the birds roam and consume a diverse diet results in eggs and meat with terrific flavor and nutrition. The downside of allowing chickens to free-range is that predators will almost always discover your flock. Portable chicken coops (also called “pasture pens” and "chicken tractors") are a good solution, especially if you keep only a few hens. Here's a nice one that you can build yourself



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