Forum section on "Gardening with Poultry"?

Discussion in 'BYC Website & Forum Feedback & Announcements' started by vermontgal, Dec 1, 2008.

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  1. vermontgal

    vermontgal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello everyone but especially moderators - I'd be very interested to see a forum on Gardening with Poultry - to discuss using poultry for fertilizer, bug control, weed control, cover crops & poultry, composting, when to keep the chickens out of the garden, etc.

    I have chickens now; they were pretty good with the established garden. Stlll, they ate too much of my kale and not enough of my slugs. Now I'm thinking about whether I want to get a duck for my slugs. In the meantime, I'm wanting to add fertilizer to my garden and I am wondering if I really have to keep the chickens off it for a year if I put chicken poo on it, and how much chicken poop to use, etc. I'd like go get a Guinea but maybe they make too much noise. All of these things seem like good topics for a section on Gardening with Poultry.

    Thanks for the consideration. [​IMG] And thanks for a great forum and website. BYC is the only forum I've ever had more than 5-6 posts. [​IMG] Also got the newsletter and it was excellent, as well. THANK YOU.
     
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    I know letting chickens roost in my apple tree this year helped my apples. They are twice the size of every other year.
     
  3. cluckylisa

    cluckylisa Out Of The Brooder

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    I think a combination forum section would be great. I was over in the Easy Garden forum but there's not much traffic there.
     
  4. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground Premium Member

    Quote:Well, then start posting over there - we have many avid gardeners already signed up, and the season is picking up, with more and more posts. Come on over!
     
  5. setter4

    setter4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Come o back over and start a thread. More post there every day!
     
  6. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    I joined www.theeasygarden.com a short while ago, and it's great! I'm still in the lurking stage, but I would love to see more about gardening with chickens there.


    Hey, it's our sister site, go visit Sis!

    Don't forget www.sufficientself.com!It great info, and very entertaining as well.





    edit because I am on the laptop today and it's different!
     
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2009
  7. vermontgal

    vermontgal Chillin' With My Peeps

    With all due respect to The Easy Garden site or that other site - I don't need another whole forum. I'd rather see a gardening with poultry section on BYC.
     
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2009
  8. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground Premium Member

    Well, you're not likely to, since Rob has created a nice garden forum for us, linked at the bottom of the BYC pages.
     
  9. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    We decided early on that BYC was not going to be an all things to all people forum. Gardening and sufficient living are two topics that are huge all by themselves so we didn't want them to dilute or detract from our purpose here.

    So, unfortunately there won't be a gardening section added to BYC. Fortunately we've got a great sister site and we encourage everyone to visit www.TheEasyGarden.com or if they would rather, they can post gardening questions in an appropriate section here (usually Random Ramblings)
     
  10. cluckylisa

    cluckylisa Out Of The Brooder

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    I guess those of us with questions about chickens and their behavior in the garden will just be posting here at BYC in the Managing Your Flock section. [​IMG]
     
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