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Chicken Tractors

2006-08-05 04:56:52.487151+00 by meuon 5 comments

Want to raise your own "free lawn" chickens? Ann (a friend) wants to and is considering 1 or 2 Chicken Tractors as a way to make this practical in the not-quite rural backyard. A few quick Googles show lots of interesting ways to do very limited chicken farming this way.

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-08-05 07:09:48.343864+00 by: dexev

Be warned -- chickens will quickly reduce any confined area they have access to to bare dirt in short order. Partly from eating, partly from scratching. I have the backyard to prove it.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-08-05 12:47:33.719785+00 by: warkitty

Unfortunately, Red Bank ordinance forbids me to have chickens.

Not that I wouldn't, given a privacy fence. If I can ever afford a privacy fence... I'll get chickens.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-08-05 13:58:02.144374+00 by: meuon

Dexev: that is one of he points of Chicken Tractors, you move them around. It's not something I have any real knowledge of, I was listening to her while I web-surfed about them but it seems if you are careful with some version of Chickens per Square Foot, and move it around as needed, it works. She was also thinking of smaller breeds of chickens....

As Flutterby seems to have some collective interest in smaller sustainable agriculture I thought is was interesting.

#Comment Re: Use an old rabbit hutch made: 2006-08-09 02:58:00.577184+00 by: Brenda

I have chickens, in my backyard in a rabbit hutch. The chicken tractor is a framed pen with hardware cloth (wire) stapled around it. The bottom is bare for them to scratch around and the top is a piece of plywood.
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#Comment Re: Ann made: 2006-08-13 16:38:40.900699+00 by: Brenda

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