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Chicken Tractor by Andy Lee
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Jan 01, 2011

it was amazing
Recommended for: permaculture fans, farmers, hobbyists
Read in January, 2011

Wow, who knew!

So this is a great guide and resource for those interested in raising chickens, turkeys, geese, or other poultry in an organic and permaculture way. I also learned a thing or two about such common edible plants such as comfrey and kelp.

I thought this was going to be about the design and construction of portable chicken pens known as 'chicken tractors' it is but it is also so much more!

The book is full of useful information about chicken behaviors, how to keep them comfy, what to feed them, how to improve their taste and nutrition, and even considerable detail about harvesting them. There is a glossary and addresses and phone numbers for poultry suppliers and breeders, as well as a description of dozens of breeds of chickens, some turkeys and other poultry. This book also mentions many other helpful books and resources.

All in all a great resource, it is written in a humorous style, with a few corny illustrations and lots of tips.

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