I live in the hills above a blink and miss it called Wikieup.
We have 3 gardens right now, and have squash of all varieties coming out the keister.
We have our own well that has never let us down. We also have melons, beans, and god only knows what the wife has planted. My fridge overflows.
The girls have only been in the coop 2 days. I figger I'll give them a week or two before I start to free range. We have tons of ants for them to eat, if they like them.
Otherwise, I'm sure they'll stay packed with other things.
You have a working well? Ours is toast. City water. $$$$$ Mini garden, nada in the late summer. $150. water bill.