Urban Chicken Tractor in progress!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by YardbirdTX, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. YardbirdTX

    YardbirdTX New Egg

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    So how many of y'all have started a small flock of chickens ? Check your local codes, you might be surprised how many areas allow chickens!

    Here is my endeavor, I wanted a way to control garden pests, not spill poisons on my soil, teach my children on ways to feed them selves, and possibly make some money in the process. This tractor was designed to move up and down to rows between the plants, mowing the grass..and er....fertilizing as they go :)

    So...we built a chicken tractor for our urban garden!

    We are in a small town (25,000 pop.) and generally nice area of Texas. So, here is our venture!


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  2. CarolJ

    CarolJ Dogwood Trace Farm

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    I like the photos - and I like the green color. When do you think it'll be finished?
     
  3. GardenGal

    GardenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's amazing how many bugs and worms chickens find - your garden will be squeaky clean :)
     
  4. YardbirdTX

    YardbirdTX New Egg

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    Carol,

    We finished 1 week ago and have it moving by one length each day. The pullets are let out several times a day (with supervision lest they eat my garden!) to roam around and pick caterpillars off the plants, which they seem to do a pretty good job at.

    I expect eggs in mid-June, can't wait! [​IMG]
     

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