This incredible step by step tutorial of how to build a homesteading A frame chicken tractor is a great weekend project your chickens overall health will benefit from. Chicken tractors allow free ranging feeding allowing chickens fresh forage such as grass, weeds and bugs which widens their diet and lowers their feed needs. The area will be stripped away if the tractor remains in the same place for too long.
Chicken tractors echo a natural symbiotic cycle of foraging through which the birds eat down vegetation, eat insects then deposit fertilizing manure as they go on to a new area. A chicken tractor also gives some shelter from predators and weather. Adding wheels on one or both ends to make this easier to move around the yard without leaving huge groves in dirt.
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