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Chicken tractor

The Purpose of a Chicken Tractor is to use it as a passive tilling system for a tract of land. The chickens living inside the tractor walk, pick, and eat off the grass.

Chicken tractors are commonly used all over the world as mobile chicken coops, however they have not been given much engineering attention. They are almost always developed in a trial and error fashion and therefore there is an opportunity for their design to be optimized.

The Purpose of a Chicken Tractor is to use it as a passive tilling system for a tract of land. The chickens living inside the tractor walk, pick, and eat off the grass. They also defaecate in the same area, all the activity tills up the shallow surface of the soil and reduces the plant and insect population. By moving the tractor every few days all the soil in an area is slowly tilled and fertilized.

The complete 3D CAD is available, however it is a Autodesk Inventor file, and is not posted online yet. It can be accessed by request through the discussion section.

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