I was sold on keeping a few hens in a Catawba chicken tractor. What has pulled the plug on things is the poop. Specifically, I have a small yard and even moving the tractor around daily would expose poop to the dog, kids, and cats who play in the yard and then come in the house.
Keeping poop shoes by the door is one solution I read here, but what about the dog or worse, the cats who also jump on countertops and tables when they're in the house? I am really discouraged by this. My original plans were to put coop poop in the compost and let the backyard poop fall where it may. Would a stationary coop and run be the answer? How do you manage poop and a healthy home?