New topic suggestion: chickens as garden helpers

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  1. BigPeep

    BigPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like to start a new topic centered on using chickens, and any other farm animals, as helpers in the garden. Any takers?
     
  2. GwenDellAnno

    GwenDellAnno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice idea! However, my chickens took little time in completely destroying my perennials. They are now confined in a chicken tractor that moves daily, but keeps them out of the gardens.
     
  3. bburn

    bburn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2010
    Delaware, Arkansas
    I have yet to do it but am going to. My veggie garden is next to the run. It is partially fenced and I need to move some more fencing to close it up. Then I am planning on rotating them out into the veggie garden. I will have to do it towards the end of the day for a couple of hours when I can be out there with them. They have never free ranged at all but I trust that they will want to go back into the run as the day wanes and it is time to roost.

    I just cannot leave them out there by themselves because of hawks. But my soil needs what they have to offer so I might start with the roo's that I am going to process shortly and see how it works out. I have read several articles about letting them work the soil for you and can see the value in it.
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2010
  4. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    For the most part gardening with chickens discussions can go into the "managing flock" section. If it is more of a gardening discussion (manure, etc.) then there are lots of great discussions on the subject at our sister site: www.TheEasyGarden.com
     

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