New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Raised beds in Chicken run? - Page 2

post #11 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by CrAZyChickLady1 View Post
 

Sunflour, thank you for the response and information. Not sure where to start the new member thread... Great Idea, I will see if I can figure that out. Thank you!


Here's the link:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/44/new-member-introductions

 

tell them Sunflower sent you ;)

Attention:  loads of contests to enter, pick your favorites and join the fun: post #1

 

 

Raising Hens in Georgia!  Limited experience, but a lot of opinions.  

Reintegrating a Recovered Hen to a Small Flock:

Don't be Chicken, Even a Cat Can Bake a Gingerbread House

Reply

Attention:  loads of contests to enter, pick your favorites and join the fun: post #1

 

 

Raising Hens in Georgia!  Limited experience, but a lot of opinions.  

Reintegrating a Recovered Hen to a Small Flock:

Don't be Chicken, Even a Cat Can Bake a Gingerbread House

Reply
post #12 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by ECBW View Post

Tried the raised mesh. The birds loved to rest on top and poop into them and suffocate any plants in them as result.

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by aart View Post
 

They do take some maintenance ....

....I raise them up (for maybe 20 minutes-no more) once in awhile the let them 'clean' them out, with a little help from me and my rake.

 

I seed mine, then let them have at it as the sprouts grow. All I do is knock off leaves and the occasional poop now and then. 

I use a mix of grasses and broadleaved greens and weeds; they chickens can get them all through 1/2" mesh once they reach the mesh.

They need to be reseeded about every 3 months.

post #13 of 18
Thread Starter 

Perfect!! I appreciate the link... just started a thread. I gave you a shout out:thumbsup You are the BEST! Thank you!!


Edited by CrAZyChickLady1 - 1/27/16 at 2:49am
post #14 of 18

I built a dozen or so of these frames last year. It'll give plants the space to get established.
They weren't precision crafted but did the trick? I love those graising frames tho, might set up a few this year.
Attimus

live grow and learn.

Reply

live grow and learn.

Reply
post #15 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by lynnehd View Post
 
 

I seed mine, then let them have at it as the sprouts grow. All I do is knock off leaves and the occasional poop now and then. 

I use a mix of grasses and broadleaved greens and weeds; they chickens can get them all through 1/2" mesh once they reach the mesh.

They need to be reseeded about every 3 months.

I've found that when seeding it's good to put another frame over top until plant roots are well established,

or they pull the entire plant out of the ground instead of nipping off the tops.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
post #16 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by attimus View Post


I built a dozen or so of these frames last year. It'll give plants the space to get established.
They weren't precision crafted but did the trick? I love those graising frames tho, might set up a few this year.
Attimus

Very nice.  Is that inside the run or beside the run?

Attention:  loads of contests to enter, pick your favorites and join the fun: post #1

 

 

Raising Hens in Georgia!  Limited experience, but a lot of opinions.  

Reintegrating a Recovered Hen to a Small Flock:

Don't be Chicken, Even a Cat Can Bake a Gingerbread House

Reply

Attention:  loads of contests to enter, pick your favorites and join the fun: post #1

 

 

Raising Hens in Georgia!  Limited experience, but a lot of opinions.  

Reintegrating a Recovered Hen to a Small Flock:

Don't be Chicken, Even a Cat Can Bake a Gingerbread House

Reply
post #17 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by sunflour View Post

Very nice.  Is that inside the run or beside the run?
Inside a rather large run though they free range every day from Dawn to dusk, that is also an old picture from before the bad drought we had here.
Attimus

live grow and learn.

Reply

live grow and learn.

Reply
post #18 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by attimus View Post


Inside a rather large run though they free range every day from Dawn to dusk, that is also an old picture from before the bad drought we had here.
Attimus


Thanks.

Attention:  loads of contests to enter, pick your favorites and join the fun: post #1

 

 

Raising Hens in Georgia!  Limited experience, but a lot of opinions.  

Reintegrating a Recovered Hen to a Small Flock:

Don't be Chicken, Even a Cat Can Bake a Gingerbread House

Reply

Attention:  loads of contests to enter, pick your favorites and join the fun: post #1

 

 

Raising Hens in Georgia!  Limited experience, but a lot of opinions.  

Reintegrating a Recovered Hen to a Small Flock:

Don't be Chicken, Even a Cat Can Bake a Gingerbread House

Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav: