Building a movable chicken coop is a great way to get the nitrogen and healthy microbes in to the ground necessary for a great garden. A mobile coop – sometimes called a chicken tractor – can be relocated on your property every few weeks. If you have a garden plan in the works, move the coop around your planned garden area to enrich the soil before tilling. Applying lime and Epsom salt to the soil before tilling also helps stabilize the PH in the soil.
Chicken tractors aren’t just beneficial to your garden soil; they give your chickens fresh food and variety that a stationary coop can’t easily provide. They can be built cheaply and make a quick weekend DIY project. Here is a short video on how to build a inexpensive chicken tractor: