Sunday, April 26, 2015

Chicken Tractors in UK 1943

Modern Farming; Agriculture in Britain, 1943.

Edward Raines, poultryman on a Hampshire farm, moves a poultry fold into line with the others in the field. Each of these chicken 'sheds' contains 25 birds. They are moved their length every day, providing fresh ground for the hens to feed on and also making sure that the chicken manure is spread across the whole field. According to the original caption: "the folds are portable and, with the aid of simple, wheeled moving-gear, are easily moved".

Photo: Ministry of Information Second World War Official Collection.