Monday, January 11, 2016

Why you should consider using chicken tractors

If you haven't seen it already, I've written an article for FarmStyle with six reasons why you should consider chicken tractors.  This includes:
  • No more cleaning coops
  • Better eggs
  • Protection from predators
  • Less likely to attract rodents (and snakes!)
  • Simpler and cheaper to build
  • Take it with you when you move

Find out more on this link.  FarmStyle has a range of useful farm articles and a forum for small farm discussions.

eight acres: six reasons to consider using chicken tractors


By the way, my chicken tractor ebook is now available if you want to know more about designing and using chicken tractors.  More information over at the chicken tractor blog.  Or you can get it directly from my shop on Etsy (.pdf format), or Amazon Kindle or just send me an email eight.acres.liz {at} gmail.com.




What's the eBook about?
Chickens in a confined coop can end up living in an unpleasant dust-bowl, but allowing chickens to free-range can result in chickens getting into gardens and expose them to predators.

 A movable cage or “chicken tractor” is the best of both options – the chickens are safe, have access to clean grass, fresh air and bugs. Feed costs are reduced, chickens are happier, and egg production increases. 

 But how do you build a chicken tractor? What aspects should be considered in designing and using a chicken tractor effectively? In this eBook I aim to explain how to make a chicken tractor work for you in your environment to meet your goals for keeping chickens. 

I also list what I have learnt over 10 years of keeping chickens in tractors of various designs and sizes, from hatching chicks, through to butchering roosters.

Reviews of the Design and Use a Chicken Tractor

Chris from Gully Grove

Going Grey and Slightly Green



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