Practical Tractor Use?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by treekatie, May 13, 2010.

  1. treekatie

    treekatie In the Brooder

    Apr 12, 2010
    Aiken Co., SC
    Yesterday, while weeding my garden for the umpteenth time already this year, I began to wonder...

    If I build a tractor narrow enough to fit between rows to move down the rows and allow hens to eat the weeds, would their poo burn up my garden plants or be a beneficial fertilizer even fresh? I would expect there wouldn't be a lot in one location, as the tractor would have to be moved every day as weeds were eaten...
  2. nelgkel

    nelgkel Songster

    Apr 14, 2010
    very smart idea!! when you build it be sure to post pics!!
  3. Lesa

    Lesa Songster

    May 28, 2008
    Upstate NY
    I have often thought of this (usually when my back is aching while weeding!) Since the poop would not be on your plants, or even that close to it, I think it would be fine. However, over on TEG most are saying they are worrying about e coli and don't use poop at all, or don't use it until it is completely composted. I guess it is a matter of opinion...

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