There is nothing more wonderful for a gardener than sharing the love of gardening with another. In this case, we are talking about sharing that love with your chickens! Not only will chickens love to be included in your garden, but they also can take some of the gardening work off your shoulders. In this post, we will go over how you can work with your chicken’s instincts to prep and clean up your garden during the growing season, fertilize your soil, and till your cover crops under when the timing is right.
Respecting the Chicken-ness of the Chicken
Just bought my chickens , learning about their behavior . Wantingvto start gardening so this was extremely beneficial info for me .
How do the hens not kick soil, compost and straw into your pathways? I'm all in on getting them to help, but not sure how to keep the paths from getting mucked up w soil (aka making MORE work by having to weed them).
Chickens are good not only that they are natural source of food. It could be beneficial in other ways as well. I know of farms where plants are trampled under the egg shells. You should see what a great result and how well the substrate is fertilized with microelements!
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