A new home for the meat birds

After a week of work, the meat chickens and turkeys moved to their new home. Andy built them a very nice tractor using Joel Salatin’s model in Pastured Poultry Profits. One half of the top has two moveable parts, so that we can get the birds and their food and water in and out easily. He is running them along the grassy area near our field behind the house.

Here the little two help Andy put the birds into crates to transport them to the field.

Putting them into their new house. We are so thankful for the Indian Summer that will make their transition much less stressful.

The tractor is starting out near the bee hives. They are not very friendly this time of year…one of the girls almost got me as I was taking pictures. They are trying to protect their honey stores so they will have food for the winter.

Andy plans on moving the tractor daily. He will have to do some moving ahead of them to make sure the grass is at the right height because we don’t have any cattle or sheep to do the work for us yet!

2 thoughts on “A new home for the meat birds

  1. MomMom October 10, 2011 / 9:48 pm

    You need cool blogger alias’s for the kids!! Its what all the hip farm blog mama’s are doing these days!! I think a nod to any great TV era would be divine!

    • Melissa October 10, 2011 / 10:05 pm

      Throw some at me 🙂 I need a girl-boy-girl family.

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