Hello BYC group, first post! I'm moving from a postage stamp lot in the city to 2 acres just outside of town and I want to combine chickens with gardening. The final goal is a mesh hoop house covered garden that is twice the sized needed, chickens have run of half, rotating each year. I want to use the back to Eden method and that really takes about a year to prep the soil and I don't have time this year to build the hoops. So I thought maybe a chicken tractor. Leave it long enough in each space to kill all the grass and fertilize, move tractor and cover the exposed ground with the thick layer of wood chips, move, repeat. The following spring build the hoop house over the area prepped the year before and build a permanent coop with access doors to each side of the divided garden. The questions I have are; what is the biggest practical tractor I can build and still move with a 2wd pick-up? Big enough for 12 birds? Starting soon with chicks (Rhode Island Reds) say March 15th, by May 15th they could be in the tractor starting the work, How long would it take for a patch of lawn be taken down to dirt? Is this a week thing or less? Just a guess here, but say a CT footprint of 8' x 16' moved 24 times = the 3000 sf garden. 24 moves x 5 days each = 120 days, or 4 months. Is this a reasonable thing or am I way off track? Thanks all, Greg Louisville, Ky.