"Chickens - The most valuable animal on the homestead"

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Bullitt, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SA Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great article, thanks for sharing [​IMG]
     
  3. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are welcome.

    The idea about having two runs on a coop is a good one. This way the sides can be rotated between chickens and a garden after being naturally fertilized.
     
  4. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is a lot of good information in that article.
     
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    SA Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like the idea of the garden being naturally weeded as well. I didn't know that chickens break down every seed they eat. Explains how quickly a pen can be cleared out - and how long it takes things to grow back!
     
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    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't know that chickens break down all seeds they eat. Maybe it has something to do with seeds being ground up in the craw of a chicken. But I can see how it would make chicken manure more useful.

    All it takes is the wind to blow some seeds into an area, and the weeds are growing again.
     

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