My third foray into chickens came almost by
accident. Mark and I had moved onto our farm and were chatting
with a neighbor about our wish to become more self-sufficient. At
the time, we barely had two pennies to rub together, so when he
suggested buying us twenty chickens, letting us take care of them, and
sharing the eggs, we lept at the idea.
I’d done some reading
since my coop days, though, so Mark built three chicken tractors to
house our new hens. The hens were Golden Comets who had just
started laying, and they loved the grass and bugs they found in each
day’s fresh section of grass. I’ve already posted at great length
we love chicken tractors and how
to build a cheap chicken tractor, so I won’t go into that
here. Suffice it to say that once Mark invented the Avian Aqua Miser, we thought we’d completely
solved the chicken housing problem.
|This post is part of our Chicken Pasturing Systems series.
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