|Participants working together to tie on chicken wire|
|GA participants and their|
completed chicken tractor
Chicken tractors also provide a great source of fertilizer. Simply move your chicken tractor through your yard or garden when you are not growing crops, such as after you have harvested a section or planted a cover crop that you are ready to turn under. You can move your chicken tractor to a different section of your garden each day and the chickens will eat insects left in the garden area and provide nitrogen for your garden plot.
The chicken tractors that we constructed are made from a design courtesy of Maggie’s parents who raise chickens on their family farm and have come up with a sturdy, yet lightweight model that has proven very durable over the years. The pens are made out of 1 inch PVC pipe so they are lightweight, and just about anyone is capable of lifting up one end of the pen and pulling it to a new area each day without too much effort.
|Chicken tractors stacked one on top of the other, ready to go home!|