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Manure spreaders

Some people spend thousands of dollars on a manure spreading system that attaches to the back of a tractor so they can spread manure over their pastures.....







We just keep chickens  -  and we get eggs as a by-product.....

(Although it can be difficult to find any manure to put on my garden because the chickens spread it all out in the paddock before I get a chance to collect any!)

By the way, my chicken eBook is now available if you want to know more about backyard chickens and using chicken tractors.  More information over at the chicken tractor ebook 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


Comments

  1. Cute. Love working with nature.

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  2. I have a lot of manure to put on the garden now that I keep the chickens in their lot. The horse was dropping it on the roadway and they were spreading it which really helped the weed crop but nothing else. Now I shovel it into a wheelbarrow once a week.

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  3. I really want a trailer mounted chook pen that I can drag around behind the cattle so they can do just that. It will also help to prevent the buffalo fly from laying their eggs in the manure....

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  4. Great idea :) I don't have any large animals yet...no room here. But someday I will use the same technique!

    Thanks for following me at www.littlehomesteadonthehill@blogspot.com
    I'm getting ready to follow you too!

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  5. Lucy, that is our plan too, one day, at the moment we just let the chickens find the cow poo themselves, because its not too far for them to walk.

    Lucky I have little Benny is his own pen that the chickens don't get into, he is supplying all my garden needs at the moment!

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