Last year I kept 11 birds in two chicken tractors. I had to move each tractor twice a day. It was a lot of work. I don't feel like doing it again. I decided instead to just prop up the front of the tractor with a block of wood. I've been keeping the feed in the tractor so it's protected from the rain. I've been putting the water outside, but not too far away. This has worked out well so far. The birds seem to enjoy being able to move around.
|The dog makes sure they get some exercise.|
|They eat like crazy.|
|They drink like crazy too.|
I have no idea if using soy-free organic feed is going to produce a better bird or not. I'd like to think so. I figure it's worth trying. The only down side is the cost. A 50 lbs. bag is $36. That's double what the regular feed costs.