Articles from 4sillychickens

Here is the chicken tractor I built out of scraps! The only thing I bought new was the chicken wire. I did buy the hinges and wheels at yard sales. Everything else we had lying around. I didn't even have to buy nails or screws because we had some left over from another project. ***WARNING*** This chicken tractor was not made to be cute or pretty. It was made to be functional and was made as cheaply as possible. I didn't follow any specific plans to build this coop. I studied all the chicken...
We are a family of 6 trying to live a self sustaining life. My husband and I both grew up in fast paced city lives. When we started our family we decided we didn't want our kids to have that same life style. So we moved to the country, to a town of 500 people surrounded by forest! We are taking baby steps every year toward not relying so much on the grocery store. We've been working on our gardening skills for the last few years and last year decided to step it up a notch! So we invested in...
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