affect of chicken tractor on pasture

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by crperdue, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. crperdue

    crperdue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now that we actually have had some rain, you can really see how pasture reacts to the chicken tractor.

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    Here you can see how the chicken tractor got its name. Even these small birds really tear up
    the ground. These are 5 week old white rock cockerels(soon to be capons) and my daughter's
    EE pullets.

    Now look at this:
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    You can see where the tractor was last week. You can see a nice dark green streak of grass.
    When your lying in bed at 3 in the morning and everything is all quiet and you hear a soft
    squeaking sound, don't worry it's just the grass growing.
     
  2. hydroswiftrob

    hydroswiftrob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Coop
    Do you move it daily?
     
  3. crperdue

    crperdue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    daily, sometimes twice daily depending on whats in there.
     
  4. Nikkumz

    Nikkumz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! i should have built a tractor instead of a stationary coop! Our grass is horrible this year for some reason!
     
  5. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Mine does the same thing. The last of the bare places in the pasture and yard are finally filling in.
     

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