First time poster, non-chicken owner with chickens in my future.
So I'm still deciding if I want a chicken tractor or a permanent coop/run setup. One thing I'm wondering is how quickly the girls will destroy the grass under their movable run? I plan on starting with 6 chicks and if I make the run size the min suggested space per chicken(don't know the numbers but have seen them somewhere), how long till the grass inside the run looks like crap?
We plan to have a "home base" for the tractor and also move it around the yard and gardens. When we park it on a nice grassy section of the yard will we have to move it in hours/days/weeks to keep the grass looking nice after moving the girls to another location? Let's assume that I throw nothing "extra"in the run with them when put on the nice grass to make it easy.