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#21 Amishway Homesteaders

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:04 AM

OK folks, THAT why they call them Chicken Tractors - They have wheels on one end and handles on the other so you can just lift one end a bit and wheel it along as the chicken get done eatting (and adding compost to the last place :sHa_sarcasticlol: ).
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:09 AM

I was gonna comment that perhaps I could create something like a "tractor" for goats. Maybe individual ones [I have half-size goats] that join together to make it stronger?????



OH I can see it now.............................
Your goats will take about a day to figure out IF they all push on one side they can move that "Goat Tracker" anywhere they want!
YOU may want the grass mowed down but they see that nice pile of hay off in the far corner and well.................................. :sHa_sarcasticlol:
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:01 PM

Jeepers - Yeah they're getting big! I'll have to post pics of the chickens and pups :)

I've been wondering this lately and thought maybe you guys would have an opinion. Part of the benefit of a chicken tractor is supposed to be the manure the chickens drop on the ground right? Well, I was thinking, if chicken manure is a hot manure that needs to be composted, wouldn't this harm the grass too? I move the tractor everyday, but still with 24 chickens in it, there's a lot of poop!
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Posted 12 May 2012 - 11:04 AM

Jeepers - Yeah they're getting big! I'll have to post pics of the chickens and pups :)

I've been wondering this lately and thought maybe you guys would have an opinion. Part of the benefit of a chicken tractor is supposed to be the manure the chickens drop on the ground right? Well, I was thinking, if chicken manure is a hot manure that needs to be composted, wouldn't this harm the grass too? I move the tractor everyday, but still with 24 chickens in it, there's a lot of poop!


Bumping up because I'd like to know the answer to this as well.


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