Daily Archives: June 15, 2008

Leave it to Arkansas


I don’t know if this is a common thing in the south, or if it’s just common knowledge, but within the last week or so three different people have told me “You need a chicken tractor”.  What?  A chicken what?  A chicken tractor.  Now, being born and raised in California, I’ve never personally seen a chicken tractor, or heard of one.  So of course my mind thinks about a chicken driving a tractor or something so crazy that I can’t even write it.  What do you think it is?  Go ahead, give it a good think.  Ok, ok…it’s nothing super crazy.  It’s just a cube covered with chicken wire, with an open bottom.  Then you stick three or four chickens in it, and you move it around your yard every two hours.  The chickens scratch for bugs and eat grass.  A chicken tractor, get it.  I want to know if this chicken tractor thing is just a regional invention, or if the whole country is hip to the genius.  I need an expert, are you reading right now?  Let the public in on the secret.  Pure genius don’t you think?