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Chicken tractor repair notes

  chicken tractor repair

The oldest chicken tractor has been limping along lately due to some wear and tear. I finally took some time today for upgrades to the frame, roost, and nest box.

One thing I learned is that using walnut is a mistake for a project like this. I went for it because we had so much of it on hand and it's nice and straight. In retrospect it looks like a small walnut log that sits on the ground might only last a couple of years before you start seeing serious signs of rotting and decay.



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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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