Category: Chicken tractor

Managing chickens with tunnels

chicken tunnel guy in front of wire tunnel section

When our chickens get into the garden they create a lot of damage.

Bruce Morgan in Australia uses an interesting system of tunnels to direct his chickens to a specific part of the garden for plowing and fertilization.

It looks like each section is 8 feet with a small wooden frame for support. This system seems like it would be more versatile than a regular chicken tractor and maybe easier for folks with uneven terrain.

Image credit goes to Youtube user Frank Gapinski.

Training a chicken to follow

relocating chickens from tractor to coop

How do we transfer chickens from the tractor back to the coop?


Anna has them conditioned to respond to the sound of some feed being shaken in a cup. A handy trick to have when chickens get in an escape mood.


The training is simple. Just do a lot of shaking every morning before you feed your flock. Anna’s method involves calling our girls “chickees” in her best 3rd grade teacher voice.