The use of straw in my garden

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Frank758, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. Frank758

    Frank758 Out Of The Brooder

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    I spread a bale i of straw across the top of garden this winter in ky and my chickens just love it. It keeps their feet from standing on the cold hard ground plus I throw a little hay and a few sunflower seeds on top and it keeps them busy all day digging pecking[​IMG]
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  2. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put straw down in my run and they ADORE it. They just scratch and dig and scratch all day long.
     
  3. Frank758

    Frank758 Out Of The Brooder

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    What an easy inexpensive way to keep them happy
     
  4. carladababe

    carladababe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use straw bales to insulate the outside of the coop during the Winter, in the Spring it all comes down and goes into my garden plots. It's my chickens job to scratch it down into proper soil of which they love. In the Summer planting season, it's all fenced off and they have to wait until the Fall when they are allowed to go back in and play:) I love my chickens. [​IMG]
     

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