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Chicken Tractor in Operation

 
Paca Pride
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http://pacapride.wordpress.com/2011/05/31/chicken-tractorpasture-renovation-and-bug-control/

We just posted our new 2011 chicken tractor run on our blog and included a You Tube video clip too for those who are interested in running chickens and turkeys this way...
 
Belizaire Meaux
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Pretty in depth, i like it.

I am trying to get up the motivation to put wheels on ours so i dont have to pivot and walk it around like i do now. We made ours our of all wood and it is kinda heavy
 
Amedean Messan
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I like the idea of chicken tractors but hate the work.  I thought about chicken tractors for the longest but have changed my mind once I glanced at my menacing pampas grass which is over 6 ft tall.  I think I could make a grass habitat in a large bundle which resembles a pampas fortress.  That stuff is pretty thick but there is also bamboo.
 
rose macaskie
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      Maybe you could use pampas grass as food for toadstool growing that is what i have decided to do with mine.
      If you grow garden giants mushrooms on your dry pampas grass then as well as eating the garden giants you can leave them for the flies lay maggots in them so then you will h ave you have food for fish and hens plenty of maggots and what is left of the pampas grass can be sold as humus. .
    You are going to reinstall the lord of the castle beggar at his gate world. Then Arthur will have to establish the knights of the round table.
    We are already there making food for the rich who have swords but their swords are the law i suppose.
    The law also can reduce the rich and redistribute their land. English Priminster Wilson put such big death taxes on the rich that they were forced to sell their property to pay them, that meant redistribution of the property of the wealthy through taxes rather than through confiscating big farms and dividing them up. That meant more people with swords getting others to work for them, generally more possiblility of being the lord of the castle though the castle was smaller, which is an advantage to those of us who are not born with a castle. Primeminister WIlson also raised minimum wages so that those who did the work did not have such a very bad time of it as they did in the middle ages and the result was an ever richer England and that when what priminister wilson inheritied was an england who owed a lot of money because the second world war left it in debt.
      Strangely wilson measures worked in as much as england got richer and richer, it was like christ loaves and fishes which turned into lots of food.  Wilson distributed the wealth and loe and behold there was more wealth to distribute. I dont know why, maybe it is just that when more peopolle have menough money to start off a business you have more creative ness and more functioning businesses than when less people dare try to start businesses.
      Still there is often little way out of hard work, often bosses work hard keeping an eye on workers and answering the phone which is dull work. agri rose macskie.
 
Amedean Messan
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Ummmm, don't know where your going with that one........Fresh air may be nice for you
 
rose macaskie
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Amedean i dont know where your going either just taking a guess. I was just taking ideas for a walk.
I think i did not read your bit about hammering your plough into a sword properly, i am totally with you on that one except that some people are crazy and let sleeping dogs lie would be a better phrase for them, they are always defeinding the top dogs. Maybe the sleepign dogs lie proverb is not necessary, not if we are all like the protagonists of  pokemon the many fights we have will straighten out our ideas.
  Dont mind fresh air, cant say i think about air much any more i just get writing or gardening and dont have a clue about whats going on around me, like if the air is fresh or not.
Truth is it seemed you had thrown down a bit of a gauntlet so i thought i would take it up.
  Did you know a horse needs tHirty square foot of fresh air a hour, i am nor sure i have that right, it might be much more, i read about it years ago in a agricultural magasine in a country branch of a bank in england.
  I once went into a stables with a corrugated iron roof in the mountains in Spain where the sun hits hard but its to high high up the mountain for the air ooutside to get very hot. The roof made the stables very hot and it was as if you had put a lot of amonia in the water you were mopping the floor with, it made me think, "help my lungs, they are going to burn up".
     I did not say anything to the owner of the horses, i did not then practise being nasty to be kind in those days, like saying what a terrible stables are you crazy, i asked him later about his horses and they had all died, i thought thats hardly suprising with your stables and thought i should have said something before.
      So i dont know if horses just need a lot of fresh air or things can get so stinking of amonia that you have to give them a lot of air to blow away the amonia. 
    Maybe thats why horse are given straw as bedding in England, it stops the urinne turning to amonia.  It also helps the straw turn into sweet smelling earth.
i was reading about different races of cows, about a race in the canary island and it said they were kept principlay for manure they were given cut mountain bushes as bedding and the manure and bushes mixed and kept to break down a bit  made good manure for their banana and tomatoe plantations agri rose macaskie.
 
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