Chicken Tractor: The Permaculture Guide to Happy Hens and Healthy Soil

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Good Earth Publications, 1999 - Technology & Engineering - 318 pages
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A chicken tractor is a bottomless portable pen that fits over your garden beds. Just set it wherever you need help in your garden. The chickens peck and scratch the soil to clean your beds, eat pest bugs and weed seeds, and fertilize the beds with their manure. Best of all, they provide eggs and meat with that old-fashioned flavor and homegrown goodness. This is a revolutionary practical book for gardeners and poultry growers. it has already helped thousands of gardeners have better gardens and has literally changed the lives of millions of chickens all over the world.--COVER.

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User Review  - 2wonderY - LibraryThing

A pretty good summary of all issues of raising chickens. Not much in the way of the mechanics of or blueprints for building a Chicken Tractor, but it does point to sources that do. Read full review

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User Review  - Tony Paulson - Goodreads

This is an excellent book and the ideas are easy and fun to implement. I've raised both egg-layers and meat birds using the authors' suggestions and produced clean, healthy, odor-free poultry and eggs as a result. Read full review


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What is a Chicken Tractor Anyway?
Why Chicken Tractors Belong in Your

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About the author (1999)

Lee is an internationally known speaker, writer, teacher, and practitioner of what he calls "holistic enterprise farming and gardening". He has over 30 years of experience as a forester, market gardener, builder and small business owner.

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