We’ve got a chicken tractor!

Pillow Talk from The Stanton House Inn

For all those excited to know, we at the Stanton House Inn have a new piece of equipment in the back garden: a chicken tractor!

Chicken tractors are basically movable coops without floors. The purpose of this equipment is to protect the chickens inside from predators and weather while allowing them access to greens, bugs, dust (to bathe in), and fresh air. As our tractor is relatively small, we move it anywhere from once a day to a few times a day, to allow the grass time to recover. We also take the girls into the chicken coop at night, as there’s no where for them to sleep safely from night-time predators.

Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm in Staunton, Virginia is one of the leading farmers that first made chicken tractors famous. Credit: Margie Burks/Flickr Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm in Staunton, Virginia is one of the leading farmers that first made chicken tractors famous.
Credit: Margie Burks/Flickr

But there are other benefits to tractors, as well. As can be guessed from their…

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