Thursday, August 9, 2012
Joel Salatin's chicken tractors have caught the country by fire. They are everywhere. Every small farm in this area has one or a few out in their fields or gardens.
Here at the farm our first giant chicken tractor is being built.
It's 12 feet long, 4 feet wide and over 6 feet tall with a nice metal roof. It has a real door too.
It's got wheels on it to make it easier to move it around.
I will put some roosts in it and use it to move the flock around the garden and the field.
I would also like to raise some turkeys for the local Farmers Market after we "test drive" this model.
Are you using a chicken tractor to raise your laying flock or meat birds?
Do you have a favorite design or size?