Have chickens do your yard work.
Though your fowl darlings won’t actually be pulling a plow down each row as the name chicken tractor might suggest (I can’t imagine them keeping to a straight line anyway), they will do something even better. Here’s how a chicken tractor works:
Pull the chicken tractor along your garden rows or yard to a new spot every so often for excellent fertilizer, while giving your chickens premium worms and bugs to munch on, and allowing them to eat weed seeds in the soil for you. No clean-up required, just refill their water and food, shut their “bedroom” door at night, and collect the eggs! Watch the video below for more details:
Learn more about chicken tractors, their benefits and how to get your hands on one by reading Chicken Tractor: The Permaculture Guide To Happy Hens and Healthy Soil as well as checking out the Q&A section of The City Chicken.
Photos from here.