Brothers M. Mondays is our way of showing you how excited we are for the first Seymour Farmers Market
Having an apron of wire mesh around the chicken tractor is a must to keep the chickens safe. However, when not in use, the chicken tractors can get rooted to the ground with grass grows through the apron.
We stored them in the fall on top of concrete blocks. It keeps the wood from sitting on the wet ground all winter long and helps keep the grass from growing through the apron. But this spring the grass got away from us before we got the tractors moved and it was rooted. Being on concrete blocks, it wasn’t as bad as it could have been. Using the weed eater, I cleared the grass from the top of the apron, and it pulled free pretty easy.
Seeing the chicken tractors like this made me think of the crew on Davy Jones’ ship in my favorite Pirates of the Caribbean movie and how they became part of the ship. With pirates on my mind, the chicken tractor looked like a ship busting through waves as I pulled it across the field.