CHICKENS AS GARDENERS

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by chicken scout, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. chicken scout

    chicken scout Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i found out a neat trick to use with chickens



    when the snow melts just let them into your Vege garden for a few days and they will completely d-weed your garden. works like a charm [​IMG] and your chickens will like it too [​IMG]
     
  2. chicken farmer8

    chicken farmer8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and they dont eat the veges?
     
  3. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    You put them in the garden before you plant the veggies. They'll eat any newly sprouted weeds, and do a bit of soil prep for you before you plant.
     
  4. chicken farmer8

    chicken farmer8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok I think I will try this they get a treat and I don't have to work up the garden [​IMG] lol thanks for the idea happy planting
     
  5. chicken scout

    chicken scout Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i always do it because i HATE [​IMG] pulling out weeds chickens are SO AWESOME
     
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  6. therarebreed

    therarebreed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put my chickens out in the garden each fall and early spring. We have crabgrass really bad here, and it's a pain to pull up. The chickens are really good at tearing it up! And they unearth any bugs that are trying to hibernate under the soil. My bug population was way down last year thanks to my girls!
     
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  7. chicken scout

    chicken scout Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sadly chickens will not eat pushki : (
     
  8. hensonthefarm

    hensonthefarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Same here. During the growing my runner ducks live in the garden to eat the bugs and not the all veggies.(unlike my chickens eating everything in the garden)
     
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  9. chicken scout

    chicken scout Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you think that will work with muskovies?
     
  10. hensonthefarm

    hensonthefarm Out Of The Brooder

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    It should just clip the wing so no one flys over the fence. Muscovies love to eat bugs that fly.
     

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