I got the new chicken tractor in the yard today and divided up the chickens. This one is shorter and wider than the first with a door in the house part. I gave this one a coat of verithane that I had left over from when I refinished the hardwood floors. I couldn't bring myself to buy the kind of water seal that goes on decks when I had this almost full can rusting on the back porch. I would have waited and added a piece to keep the food off the ground so that I didn't have to pick it up each time, but I thought it was about to rain.
I put the five road island reds and the five dominickers in the new one. At first I just started grabbing the closest chicken, but then I remembered what happen last time. I figure if I keep the numbers even maybe they won't attack each other. Like prison gangs and nuclear weapons it's best if both sides are a even.