Innisfree Farm: Chicken tractor

After much consternation, parts that didn’t fit quite right, and a bumpy ride to its new home, the garden-shed-turned-chicken-coop is now in position and home to our 70+ chicks.  They are quite enjoying their much larger pasture area as well!

After much consternation, parts that didn’t fit quite right, and a bumpy ride to its new home, the garden-shed-turned-chicken-coop is now in position and home to our 70+ chicks.  They are quite enjoying their much larger pasture area as well!

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Innisfree Farm: What don’t they eat?

Goats eat.  A lot.  And with 5 of them, they can demolish a lot of greenery in a short period of time.  Here’s an example – we have the goats on our west hill, which hasn’t been mowed or grazed … Continue reading

Goats eat.  A lot.  And with 5 of them, they can demolish a lot of greenery in a short period of time.  Here’s an example – we have the goats on our west hill, which hasn’t been mowed or grazed for 5+ years, so it’s very grown over:

 

Enter the goats – this picture is after 5 days of goat demolition:

And after 7 or so days, here’s the carnage:

As you can see, there is a lot of thatch and dead grass, but after another year of goats working it over, this area will be looking much better and be growing better grass for the goats to eat!

And as to what greenery goats won’t eat – there is a type of low-growing ground cover (found especially under our pine trees) that they just don’t like.

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