I have 3 week old chicks. My main goal with the chickens is to use them as partners in gardening. I'd like to decrease the amount of mowing we do and eliminate our need for chemicals by having chickens eating grass, bugs, etc. I've read a few books on the subject, but I still have a few questions. My plan is to have a whole bunch of 4' x 8' raised garden beds with paths in between them - maybe 3 feet wide. I'd like to construct a chicken tractor that will fit over the raised beds. Then I can put the tractor on top of whichever bed I need "tilled" at the time. I've read of people doing this, so I know it will work. My question though is about using them to clear the paths too. My idea is to have another chicken tractor that would fit in the paths (I really don't want the paths to be as wide as the beds, or I could use the same tractor). Will the chickens either mow or completely eliminate the grass in the paths so that I wouldn't really have to mulch or mow them? I could mulch them, but I'd rather have the chickens enjoy the grass and bugs and avoid the cost of buying mulch if I can. Any problems with this idea?