the chicken tractor

On the weekend we took a drive to see about something I’ve been very interested in doing – pasturing poultry. There are great and many benefits in having chickens graze on pasture, and we are going to be adopting this system this year! The chickens basically graze inside a floorless pen, which is moved around daily over new ground. They benefit from having all the fresh grass, bugs and everything else the pasture has to offer, while in turn fertilizing the areas they move over. The pen has to be lightweight for moving, with good ventilation and security from predators. After mulling it over, we decided to invest in a state of the art pen that we think offers these benefits for years to come! Here’s a pic of some of the frame panels before they are welded into the final structure:

Click here more information about pasturing poultry.

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