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Inspiring.

I've had trouble getting chickens to prepare my heavy soil on their own without lots of mulch, but maybe pigs combined with chickens are a good option for preparing larger bits of land.

Has anyone here tried this with pigs and chickens at the same time?
 
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I noticed in the video that he was out there broadforking as well. I think there is still a fair amount of human effort involved in this process.
 
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Great video but as a warning to anyone considering this, be careful about mixing pigs and chickens.

My pigs LOVED chicken !
 
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That's Justin Rhodes I have been following his Youtube channel for a while now.  I do not recall the specific breed.  But, those pigs are particularly small and nonagressive.  He will broadfork the entire area while the livestock is there (as a form of exercise).  Also, when he finds deep rooted weeds with the broadfork he dumps grain down the holes so the pigs will go after it and dislodge the roots. So, this is not a labor free  method.  But, he is getting help with tilling and fertilization from his livestock.
 
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