Chickens and Veggie Gardens?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by woodmort, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. Both chickens and a vegetable garden

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  2. Chickens only

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  3. Vegetable Garden only

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  4. I have chickens and used to have a garden but no more

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  5. I have a garden but no longer keep chickens

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  6. Neither, I'm just on here for the social aspect

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  1. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This morning's paper (Binghamton NY Press) had a front page article on urban "farming" (apparently they just discovered that people in the area are keeping chickens). They also point out the increase in the number of people keeping vegetable gardens. It got me to wondering: How many on here both keep chickens and have a home garden?
     
  2. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If we don't get any rain in SE PA, it won't be worth considering the thought of a garden. Lowest rainfall in our county this year since they started keeping records 143 yrs ago. Our flock is using the garden as a dusting place these days. And I do mean dusting.
     
  3. JD4570

    JD4570 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sorry to hear about the drought there. We went through the same thing last year here in Texas. I went ahead and fertilized and mulched the garden for when the rains returned, my neighbors thought I was nuts. The rain returned and I was ready to go , my neighbors had to play catch up. Use the down time to prep yours, let the chickens stir the mulch in for you.
     
  4. hemet dennis

    hemet dennis Chillin' With My Peeps

    How many inches of rain have you had this year ?
     
  5. kmatt87

    kmatt87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a main veggie garden, a green house, lots of flower gardens, and now we have 7 chicks that are going to be added to the mix....
    did i mention there are also 2 dogs and 3 toddlers in that mix? lol
     
  6. NYboy

    NYboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Luckly I have very lazy hens. 3 foot chicken wire fence keeps them out of garden.
     
  7. Desirai

    Desirai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we don't keep a vegetable garden anymore, but we have fruit trees and I have tons of flowers planted all over the yard.
     
  8. Tigertrea

    Tigertrea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 9 acre property. About 1-1.25 acre used for garden. About 1 acre for house and grass. I just got my first batch of chicks this week and plan on using at least part of my garden to grow "feed" type crops for the chickens
     
  9. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    I have both on my less than acre lot. I let the chickens roam in the spring,fall,and winter,but in the summer they have an enclosed area away from the gardens.
     
  10. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    We had to much moisture here in NE Ohio.I have had shrubs dying from root rott due to all the water.Hope the water gets to PA!
     

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