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Chicken Tractor’s Frequently Asked Questions

Thanks for reading our frequently asked questions page! Our intention is to make this a comprehensive database of every question we have been asked, and hopefully answer every query you may have …..

 

Since the chicken tractors are 92 cm tall, how do I collect the eggs?

All of our chicken tractors are 92cm tall. We do this for several reasons –

  1. chickens are only 30 – 40cm tall, so any extra height is dead space.
  2. the taller the coop the more it weighs and thus the more difficult it is to move
  3. the 92cm height packs well and can be freighted more easily than taller models.

Now, the Standard model has a door at either end – one door is for the chickens to walk in and out and the other end is for you to have access to the eggs.

Access to the laying area inside the Master and Jumbo is through the roof of the shed end which is hinged. As long as your armpits are 92cm off the ground and your arms are 60cm long, then everything you need is in easy reach.

 

What exactly does ‘flat packed’ mean?

We manufacture each chicken tractor out of a series of panels –

A Jumbo or Master has 7 panels. A Standard has 5 panels.

Each panel already has the mesh, Colorbond, doors and hinges, latches and all the other components already attached. Around the edges of each panel we have pre-drilled bolt holes and assembly just involves lining up the bolt holes and tightening the bolts.

How long does it take to assemble?

About 60 minutes for a Standard, 90 for a Master or Jumbo.

What tools do I need?

Metal tin snip cutters to cut the metal strips off the flat pack. A set of spanners is needed to tighten the bolts that hold the panels together, and a drill with a 5/16″ hex drive is needed for the handles and privacy screen. All fasteners are supplied and holes are pre-drilled.

I’ve misplaced the instructions that came with the package. Can I get another copy?

Email us at admin@chickentractor.co.nz  and we’ll get an electronic copy to you immediately,

When can you ship my order?

Under normal circumstances, we have all three of our basic models (Standard / Master / Jumbo) in stock at all times. All chicken tractors will be dispatched within 2 – 5 working days.

How big is the flat packed chicken tractor?

When shipped.

A Jumbo model is sent to you on an oversized pallet which measures 272cm L x 92cm W x 28cm H and weighs 200kgs.

A Master model is sent to you on an oversized pallet which measures 272cm L x 92cm W x 28cm H and weighs 150kgs.

A Standard model is sent to you on an oversized pallet which measures 272cm L x 92cm W x 21cm H and weighs 100kgs.

Will it fit on my trailer / ute?

It will fit on almost any ute or trailer – just remember to have a couple of good ropes or tie-down straps, and a flag for the overhang if you have a dual-cab ute.

Can I carry it on my roof racks?

Tradies roof racks, yes. Roof racks on your sedan, no.

Will it fit in the back of my van?

No, although I have had customers collect it in the back of vans but I would not recommend it. It takes a fair effort to push one of the packs into a van through the rear door.

Where is my local depot?

Please take a look at our freight page. Click the top left of the map to choose your region. Select your region. A depot listing will appear. To show more depot listings, click on the arrow down symbol. To retract the menu, click top left of the map. Search for your nearest depot. Click on the markers for depot details. Note : These prices are estimates only for Master and Jumbo models. This freight price is only for Master and Jumbo flat pack models only, freight will vary when you have multiple items. Almost every reasonable sized town has at least one depot and generally speaking we should know someone who can deliver to a location convenient to you.

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