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Raising Chickens 2.0: No More Coop and Run!

Raising Chickens 2.0: No More Coop and Run!

Sepp Holzer's Pigs Agriculture While most people think they are mending the world's problems by contemplating light bulbs or buying "organic", there are thousands of people making a more significant difference. And out of those thousands there are a few dozen trail blazers. And out of those few dozen there is one guy that is WAY out ahead of the pack. The mighty, the glorious, the amazing ... And I was fortunate to study under him for twelve days. Update! After watching his videos about 18 times each, and then reshaping about 15 acres of land to be "Sepp Holzer Style" (terraces, ponds, plus lots of trees), it was bizarre to meet him and shake his hand! So, just as the first evening is getting started, we ham it up for the camera a little: buy at green-shopping.co.uk buy at amazon.com The Sepp Holzer 3-in-1 DVD. This is a great 45 minute DVD on general Sepp Holzer technques. buy ebook at green-shopping.co.uk buy paperback at green-shopping.co.uk buy paperback at amazon.com buy at amazon.com Sepp Holzer's biography. So ...

Joel Salatin workshop part 4 – Pigaerators | Sailors Small Farm Pigaerator Pork is Joel’s term for the pigs he uses in a couple of ways on his farm. Joel is famous for his use of “stacking” various enterprises on his farm, and the pigs are a classic example of how he does this. If you break the word down – “pig” and “aerator”, you pretty much know what their primary function is on Joel’s farm – I should end the post here! But I’m not going to – I have plenty of notes to share: – Polyface buys weaners (piglets to be raised for meat) and raises them to about 300 lbs -their first function is to aerate the bedding pack after the cattle leave the hay shed in the spring and go back out on pasture. -120 days before the corn in the bedding ferments into nothing. -a dairy farmer in Ontario using pigaerators grow long stem barley, harvests it with the seed head left on, bales it up like that. -10 pigs for 3 ft deep bedding. -deep bedding needs to be at least 7″ deep to start. – Carbon:Nitrogen ratios are important. – leverage the resources you have.

portable / moveable animal pens (critter care forum at permies) I thought that I would share what we have done for movable pens for some of our livestock: This is a photo of the pen for our hogs. the task that the hogs have is to plow up some more sod for an extension of the garden, space for berry and grape vines and a garden area closer to the house for herbs and greens. We bought three 16' long livestock panels for $26.99 each. One was cut in half, and I welded some short pieces of pipe to the ends of the panels so that a piece of rebar acts a post to secure the corners and mid points. This gives us a 8' x 16' pen that can be moved easily by one person. It takes the snout-o-tillers a couple of days to root up the space, then it is moved. We still have some turkeys left to grow before the snow falls. This is our little chicken tractor. The steers are kept behind portable electric fence and moved ever other day. I thought I would share some of the things that are working for us and see if anyone has some suggestions.

exemple de rotation permaculturelles Merci,beau labourre.lorsqu'il y a des appâts enfouient en profondeur le porc va les chercher,et le labour est plus ou moins profond en fonction du temps de culture des consoudes,pour ne pas avoir à les planter prenez de la consoude de Russie(la hérissée)elle se multipliera tres vite (sans porc elle est dangereuse car extrêmement envahissante)il faut bien sur éviter la monoculture de cette plante(surtout la russe)car trop consommée elle génère des problèmes au foie des bête,du a des acide oxalique?la consoude traditionnel (officinale) en a le moins et produit plus de feuilles que la Russe,la B14 par contre produit plus que l'officinale...la b4 serait encore plus productive(mais introuvable en France)bref,il faut associé les consoudes avec les topi,(topinambour "patate" ou "gigant")ce sont les variétés les plus productives.

Stress Free Chicken Tractor Plans | Chicken tractors make pastured poultry happy! Are you looking for a functional yet practical way to raise chickens on pasture? Having trouble finding detailed information on chicken tractor plans and designs? Are you looking to get into pastured poultry but want to take some of the guess work out of raising chickens? Then you’re in luck! In addition to detailed drafting and materials lists, I have compiled thousands of hours of research, both in the field (literally) and out, to bring you a detailed guide on how to build a chicken tractor that you are actually going to be happy using. Believe it or not there are a lot of things to consider when building a chicken tractor. “Stress Free Chicken Tractor Plans” is meant to save you those thousands of hours so you can get right into raising a flock of your own. You will have a chicken tractor that stands up to being moved around pasture every day. My design has the potential for more than one use. Troy Bishopp “The Grass Whisperer” of Bishopp Family Farms Margaret Hopkins of Local Farm

Travail du sol par un tracteur à poules : l'arpent nourricier Rap­pel des épi­sodes précédents J’ai construit un pou­lailler no­made sans plan­cher qu’on ap­pelle un trac­teur à poules. J’y ai mis quatre poules naines de race Or­ping­ton. Je leur ai donné les restes de cui­sine et du grain bio. Et elles m’ont donné des oeufs. Mais pas seule­ment. Désher­bage Ef­fec­ti­ve­ment, après un mois sur place, les poules ont gri­gnoté chaque plante et chaque brin d’herbe jusqu’à la ra­cine. Contrôle des nuisibles Je n’ai pas été re­gar­der de très près, mais je ne crois pas qu’un in­secte ou qu’une li­mace aient pu sur­vivre à un mois de traque, sur­tout à me­sure que dis­pa­rais­sait tout cou­vert vé­gé­tal. Com­pos­tage des dé­chets de cuisine De­puis l’arrivée des poules, nous avons un ré­ci­pient de plus pour le tri des dé­chets : la ga­melle des poules. Les poules ont semble-t-il ap­pré­cié ce ré­gime, et le dé­ver­se­ment quo­ti­dien de dé­chets de cui­sine n’a pas trans­formé le pou­lailler en une dé­charge in­sa­lubre. In­cor­po­ra­tion du compost

Tracteur à poules 2.0 : l'arpent nourricier Cela fait plus d’un an que mon pre­mier pro­to­type de trac­teur à poules est en­tré en ser­vice. J’ai eu l’occasion de consta­ter ses mé­rites, mais sur­tout ses gros dé­fauts. En deux mots : il était beau­coup trop lourd, et les poules souf­fraient du froid en hiver. J’ai donc dé­cidé d’en faire un nou­veau, en m’inspirant à nou­veau des exemples trou­vés sur la ga­le­rie de Katy, mais en in­no­vant réel­le­ment grâce aux en­sei­gne­ments de la pre­mière expérience. Spé­ci­fi­ca­tions Plu­tôt que d’épiloguer sur le pour­quoi du com­ment, fai­sons la liste de mes spécifications : Dé­cli­nons main­te­nant ce ca­hier des charges dans les ca­rac­té­ris­tiques dé­taillées des dif­fé­rents éléments. Struc­ture La struc­ture en treillis tri­an­gu­laire est in­con­tour­nable. Du côté op­posé à l’essieu, la faî­tière dé­passe lar­ge­ment afin de ser­vir de poi­gnée de trac­tion. Des équerres sont pré­vues aux quatre coins pour ren­for­cer le tout. Les fixa­tions sont par vis. Quar­tiers d’habitation

Raising BackYard Chickens, Build a Chicken Coop, Pictures of Breeds Small-scale poultry production Under undomesticated conditions, poultry lay eggs in simple nests, perch in trees and spend much of the day scavenging for feed. Chickens spend a large proportion of their time scratching to expose hidden food. Under the backyard and semi-intensive production systems, poultry are usually enclosed at night to discourage thieves and predators, and under intensive production, are totally confined day and night. Some village households keep their few chickens inside the house or even under their bed at night, to discourage theft. Given a choice of a place to lay their eggs, hens will choose a soft “litter” base, and they prefer an adequately sized (a cube of approximately 30 cm), darkened nest with some privacy. space; ventilation; light; and protection (from weather and predators). Space: density of birds per unit area This is the most important basic principle in housing, as the space available determines the number and type of poultry that can be kept. Ventilation: air flow Planning Nests

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