Chicken tractor engineering 101

Chickens in portable pen

Chickens enjoying a sunny day

Rotating chickens onto new pasture frequently is good for several reasons. First, when chickens are confined to a specific area rather than free-roaming, they pretty quickly dig up all the grass, as they scratch for bugs and take dust baths. They like to eat fresh greens, though, so they appreciate being let out on new green areas so they can browse. With a portable chicken pen, also called a chicken tractor or chicken ark, the chickens can have new green area frequently and they can also contribute fertility to different areas of the farm. Continue reading