get me a chicken!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by megangreen, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. megangreen

    megangreen In the Brooder

    May 31, 2012
    ok, so my mum wont let me get some chickens(2-3)these are the reasons why-they smell(?), they get straw/bedding all over the garden(?), they will ruin the grass(?) can anyone tell my how to fix these problems or if they are true?

    thankyou!! and also if theres any tips you have for keeping chickens in your garden!

  2. TheChicknGarden

    TheChicknGarden Chirping

    Mar 19, 2012
    san antonio, texas
    You should read free range chicken garden by jessi bloom
    Gives lits of tips and ways ou can have Chickens and a nice garden
  3. Chicks on DL

    Chicks on DL Chirping

    Feb 1, 2012
    West Coast, Florida.
    I commend you for not wanting to give up and try to overcome your Mom's objections. Here are some benefits. Hope this helps.

    1. Chicken poop is good for the garden.
    2. When a garden area needs turned over between crops the chickens will do this for her.
    3. Straw is good for the garden but you can use pine shavings which will go in the compost for her garden. I use straw and put it in the compost;
    4. They can be kept in a run so they don't ruin the grass, however, if there is already a dirty area for them to scratch in; I haven't found this to be a problem;
    5. They eat grass so they help keep the grass mowed; and
    6. The eggs are delicious!

    Good Luck!
  4. megangreen

    megangreen In the Brooder

    May 31, 2012
    thankyou!! i am qouting all these to my mum!
    also going to look up that book!
    if i do get some(fingers crossed!)then i will post some pictures!

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