Help with Pastrure Pens!

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by tboneranch, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. tboneranch

    tboneranch Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 12, 2009
    Hi There! I have a question about the pastured poultry model. I read Joel Salatin's Book and this is basically the directions followed for our pen. I am a 5'4" 120lb woman and I really thought I could move the pen-wow was I wrong! So my 50 meaties are out in their pastured pen and if I get a goot foot hold or hold my tongue just right I can move it. I need a better way or it is going to be a long next 4 weeks!!! Has anyone adapted the 10X12 pastured pen to make it easier to move over corrugated fields and still be predator safe?

    This is a great forum. I have been reading and learning for about 14 months and we have 130 chickens (mostly layers)!!! Chickens are addictive!!
  2. kingmt

    kingmt Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Mason WV
    If you have wheels on it then use large & wider wheels to make it easer to roll. Get rid of as much wight as you can. More wire & less wood or a roof that isn't heavy. Post a picture of what you have now & we can see if we can improve on it.

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