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Chicken tractor construction

chicken tractor constructionToday was a good day for working outside and building the first stage of our newest chicken tractor or chicken ark if you live in the United Kingdom.

I feel it's important to build the nest box first once you have the frame together. Place it at least a foot above the ground with a big enough hatch for easy egg access.

I've found that the more comfortable and closed in your nest box is the less your hens are likely to lay an egg on the ground.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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