Being a pastured-based, grass-fed operation has many advantages in terms of protection of the environment, healthiness of our meats, sustainability, and protection of heritage breeds. One of the major components of this operation is our pastured-poultry operation using our chicken 'tractors', mobile chicken coops on wheels.
The beauty of these coops is that they allow us to move the birds around the pasture evenly distributing manure and helping to keep our pastures fertile and clean.
Mesh floors allow for good air circulation and a clean environment that rarely requires cleaning, and windows let in lots of light and fresh air.
The interior features roosts made of natural treelimbs that accomodate the chickens feet and desire to roost. These roosts fold up to the ceiling to make catching birds easier and when cleaning or repairing the inside of the coop.
Our initial attempt at a chicken house was dubbed the Henmaster 1000, and we recently completed our Henmaster 8000. Each model has seen incremental and significant improvements in design as we learn from our mistakes.