Farmer & Engineer Darby Simpson designed his own hoop house style tractor and has been using it on his farm since 2009. This tractor is fairly easy to manage with a couple of wheels and a dolly, and will hold up to 100 broilers!
Darby has used this tractor to generate an income of up to $10,000 (net!) on one acre of ground at his farm in Central Indiana.
It’s rugged enough to withstand strong storms but versatile enough to be used for turkeys, laying hens or as a sheep, goat or pig shelter. You can even remove the tarps, add plastic and use it as a mini greenhouse in the winter!
Many of his tractors have been used for 8-9 years and are still going, meaning they’ll last a long time – saving you valuable time and money in the long run.
We’ve taken all the guesswork out of how to build the chicken tractor giving you a list of what materials to buy and how to assemble the tractor with our professionally drawn and engineered plans.
The plans contain 72 pages of highly detailed drawings to show you exactly how to assemble the Simpson chicken tractor with ease. We’ve even included 3D renderings for each step thru the process, so you’ll have an idea of what stage the tractor is in after each phase.
Also included is a complete shopping list for every piece of lumber, hardware, material, and equipment you’ll need to purchase. Detailed step-by-step cut lists are included, as well as instructions on how to label each part for easy assembly. Once all of your cuts have been made, use the step-by-step assembly instructions to begin building your chicken tractor.
Darby’s farming journey began in 2007 with just $600 and 50 broiler chickens on pasture.
Today the farm
Darby successfully transitioned himself from the corporate world as a mechanical engineer into farming and this course is designed to help you do the same.