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Chicken tractor trek

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Plymouth Rock close upThe new chicken tractor had its first voyage today across the garden to a new location near the berries.

We discovered that a well placed furniture dolly under the heavier nest box end made pulling it long distances downright easy.

I installed a couple of lawn mower wheels on the last tractor and it just didn't seem to be worth it. The furniture dolly is a good compromise because it can be taken away or switched to another end or side without much effort. The new occupants seem to be happy with their new home.


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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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