Let Chickens Do Your Gardening – A Chicken Tractor On Steroids… – Eco Snippets

Let Chickens Do Your Gardening – A Chicken Tractor On Steroids…

Let Chickens Do Your Gardening – A Chicken Tractor On Steroids...

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A chicken tractor (sometimes called an ark) is a movable chicken coop lacking a floor. Chicken tractors allow free ranging along with shelter, allowing chickens fresh forage such as grass, weeds and bugs, which widens their diet and lowers their feed needs.

They echo a natural, symbiotic cycle of foraging through which the birds eat down vegetation, deposit fertilizing manure, then go on to a new area. The term chicken tractor comes from the chickens performing many functions normally performed using a modern farm tractor: functions like digging and weeding the soil in preparation for planting trees or crops or fertilizing and weeding to enhance the growth of crops and trees already planted – effectively doing your gardening for you.

With chicken tractors flock owners can raise poultry in an extensive environment wherein the birds have access to fresh air, sunlight, forage and exercise, which caged birds in commercial coops do not have. Check out this video of a chicken tractor on steroids to find out how you can use chickens to do your gardening for you…

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Suresh H P Gowda

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I would install a huge dog run on wheels to move the chickens around daily.

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Lydia Enders 😉

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Susan Lee Hem thought maybe you will find this useful

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It won’t play ???

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You need chickens, BT?

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    Need a big garden lah

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Lynn Haslehurst Kerry Ashley Wragg

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    How dare they – we have the house and shelter (moveable) already set up with 2 in there at the mo, but we haven’t yet put it on the veg patch because we still have some veg in the ground.

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Brett Quinton Bowden

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Heather N. Griffin

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    we’re working on that

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Irene Reidsma lollig!

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    This guy is pretty good

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The issue is they fucking stink. .Me neighbor has them and they smell. I can smell them in my room.

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    if their are to many in one space, they sure do. I found no more than 4 -6 for a back yard in an urban space is enough, and you can get smaller cuddly breeds, birds that like to be picked up and treated like pets, basically if they have space, they stink a lot less, but if you let them out to range, they need to be clipped on the wings so they dont escape. The first time i ever saw a commercial operation (and then smelled it) the ammonia is fairly over powering, and a lot of people have to work in it, and farmed chickens have to live like that.

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We love the idea of a chicken tractor, but our main question is – if there is no floor, how do you stop foxes digging under the side and getting in?

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An excellent article.

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Very labour intensive. A system for just 2 people managing acreage and other commitments would be great.

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    Nathan Cooper Look up Justin Rhodes Chickshaw

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    Craig thanks for the tip??

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Netty Nomes look at this ?

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Fantastic now just need to do it on a small scale

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