|This is a chicken tractor. The bottom is open to allow the chickens to scratch and peck the soil.|
|My handy, dandy garden fork.|
I used the garden fork to turn over the soil. It really didn't take much effort, and was certainly quieter than a tiller.
|This is what the freshly turned soil looked like. You can see one of my free range gals helping out. BTW, she's in a tractor now so that she doesn't help herself to freshly sprouted seedlings in the garden.|
|I moved the chicken tractor back over the freshly turned soil. The chickens picked out the weeds and bugs, and fluffed up the soil nicely.|
|See how fine the soil looks as I slide the chicken tractor over?|