With my logic i figure if you got chickens you got a garden, so here is my question. What do you use for a garden tiller. I cant afford a fancy rotary tiller you pull behind a 15,000 dollar tractor but sorta built a homemade one. it is a 2x6 that is about 40'' inches wide. i took some rope and attached it behind our john deere 265 mower. on the 2x6 i sent about 8 nails about 6 inches in length through it. i nailed a carhartt coat to the 2x6 to put some weight on it and hold that board down so it doesnt jump out of the ground. then i used 2 yard rakes attached with black electrical tape to the arms on the coat dragging behind it to smooth it all out. It is very fun to use but i am afraid it is doing more harm than good. the top quarter inch of the soil is really nice and fine. beneath that it is as hard as concreate, but it is very fun to use. i will try to post some pictures if this thread gets more than a few views. most of the time that weight i use is my younger brother. the world really looks differnet when you are getting all dusty down there and feel like you are being attacked by 2 huge mower tires.