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