Free-Range Chicken Gardens: How to Create a Beautiful, Chicken-Friendly Yard

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    Free-Range Chicken Gardens: How to Create a Beautiful, Chicken-Friendly Yard
    Jessi Bloom
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    Many gardeners fear chickens will peck away at their landscape, and chicken lovers often shy away from gardening for the same reason. But you can keep chickens and have a beautiful garden, too! Fresh eggs aren't the only benefit — chickens can actually help your garden grow and thrive, even as your garden does the same for your chickens. In this essential handbook, award-winning garden designer Jessi Bloom covers everything a gardener needs to know, including chicken-keeping basics, simple garden plans to get you started, tips on attractive fencing options, the best plants and plants to avoid, and step-by-step instructions for getting your chicken garden up and running. For anyone who wants a fabulous garden where colorful chickens happily roam, Free-Range Chicken Gardens is the guide that will bring the dream home to roost.
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  1. Hen Pen Jem
    "Informative and creative!"
    This is an excellent book for someone who is thinking of getting chickens. It's also inspiring for chicken keepers that want to improve or add some creativity or whimsy to their current chicken environment.

    It is full of great ideas for coops and runs, plantings for chickens, as well as, caring for chickens. Good tips and info about dealing with waste and predators too. Lots of pictures and illustrations to get you thinking!

    Beautiful book!
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    Oct. 2017
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  2. ashncarson
    "A great read!"
    Pros - Great photos, great hints!
    Cons - I wanted to read more!
    I checked this book out from the library and I wish now that I owned it! The photos are gorgeous and I really enjoyed reading the whole book. I would of liked to see more photos of the authors personal garden, but I was able to get a lot of ideas and a lot more wishes for what I would love to have!
  3. Free Feather
    "Realistic advice"
    Pros - Many examples,
    Cons - Did not give many specifics
    Reading this book gave me a better idea of how much space chickens really need. I knew the 10 in the run, 4 in the coop was unrealistic and not going to work with boys, especially if I wanted anyone to be happy, including the plants. Jessi stresses that chickens need more space than most think. Do not collect chickens. I was nearly guilty of this because of the classic requirements I had always heard. This book woke me up. 250 in the run, not 10.
    I cannot wait to get my garden going after reading this book.

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  1. FuzzyMugz
    Excellent. Perfect, concise review. I was looking at this book for a gift, but now I want it.

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