Okay I want my poultry to be earning thier keep. They already lay eggs and will eventually be made in to dinner(some of them). But I'd like them to help out around the farm as well. I just got some ducklings and am going to be raising them to forage for weeds in our garden, and of course my guineas are hopefully going to make war upon the local tick population. The chickens though I'd like some more ideas for. I've heard of the chicken tractor and would like to build a smaller version. A Chicken Lawnmower if you will. Just something big enough for a small amount of chickens that I could put out in the areas of the yard where we don't intend to grow anything. The goal being to have them shorten the grass each day leaving me with less to mow. But I don't want them to totally dig up the patch that they're on either. If I put a wire floor on it would that make it possible? My fiancee is telling me it's impossible and that I should abandon the idea, and I'm head set on proving him wrong. Are there other chores that I could set my poultry out to do around the farm?