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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ArtsyIndi, Dec 23, 2015.

  1. ArtsyIndi

    ArtsyIndi New Egg

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    Hello Everyone! I haven't posted an introduction here yet but I've been learning from you for about a month. My name is Lila and I am now the proud owner of 5 - 23wk old pullets. They are 2 Ameraucana/mixes, 1 pure, an australorp and a blue marans and they are beautiful! We have build an A-frame pen for them which is working as a heavy tractor. Still need to polish that part up. It's about 30'sq.ft. We also just finished a run attachment which will add another 30' to it or so. Then I won't have to move them about so much.
    Speaking of which, how often should one move a chicken tractor? With no poop board, it gets pretty dirty in there. :( But moving it daily seems hard on the coop. And adding bedding to it seems counter to the letting them "free range" on the grass etc, within. Suggestions? I could shove in a poop board every night...or something. Any other options?

    Lila
     
  2. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome!
     
  3. UlmerChickens

    UlmerChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi and welcome to BYC!
    I am not a professional in that area but make sure to check the learning center, they're bound to have something on what you are looking for.
    Have a great time at BYC and good luck finding the information on what you are looking for.
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    Last edited: Dec 23, 2015
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi Lila and welcome to BYC. No reason why you should not use a poop board to reduce the frequency of you having to move the tractor. Apart from sweeping poo out of the tractor daily I can't really think of any other options.

    Ct
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC & Merry Christmas! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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