Kathleen Sanderson wrote:
You can put chickens on beds that are fallow or have been harvested and aren't replanted yet, but don't put them on anything that has been planted. Even if they don't eat your seeds (and they probably will), they will move them all over the place as they scratch around. And they will definitely eat the young plants as fast as they sprout.
I have to confess, I do garden in rows for some of my garden, but it is what it is.
I came up with this idea of having a chicken tractor slightly smaller than the width of my rows. I could drop some of my chickens in (I have a larger chicken tractor) and they could eat all the weeds, then scoot it a few feet. Now granted this will only work for a while until things really take off, but at that point weeds will have a lot of competition making it harder on them.
Has anyone done this? Does it work well? Know website that talk about this? More info?
i have daydreamed a chicken tractor that is a large pie wedge that sweeps a circle from a center post. or using guide cables to the sides of a wide and shallow house, the tractor could drive back and forth over a large rectangle