Practical Tractor Use?

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

  1. treekatie

    treekatie In the Brooder

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    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

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

    Lesa Songster

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    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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