- Chickens can graze and still be protected from predators.
- You can control where your chickens are grazing.
- Your chickens will dig and scratch up areas you choose, working their poop into the ground in the process, which is basically free nitrogen fertilizer!
- You don’t have to clean a coop!
A couple of weeks ago Andy and I built a chicken tractor and I LOVE it! A chicken tractor is just a moveable coop. I got the idea from listening to the Growing Farms podcast, he raises meat birds and has much fancier tractors than I built. I just built a small version because I wasn’t planning on having a lot of birds. There are many advantages to using a chicken tractor. Here are a few of my favorites: