Chicken Tractors for Safety
This is a picture of our new chickens. They grow for a while in these cage like structures called chicken tractors . They will stay in these until they get some size, then they will be introduced to the rest of the existing population of chickens already here at the farm in the big pastures. We keep them in here while they are young so that they do not get trampled on or beaten up by the other chickens or snatched up by predators. Their care is a great activity for the kids during farm camp! We move their cage every day, multiple times as they get bigger, so that they have fresh pasture. It requires two people to move the tractors so that when the cage is pulled the chicks do not get out or get crushed by it.