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I love my free range chickens. And I love my garden! Unfortunately, though, the two don’t always get along! Chickens can quickly destroy a garden. Luckily, there are things you can do to help! We enjoy a lot of benefits from letting our chickens free-range on our homestead! They provide bug control, help break down […]Read more »
A well-designed landscape can transform your garden into an extension of your home, offering an attractive and productive outdoor living space. For our feathered friends, a well-designed garden can offer protection and safe shelter as well as food for them to forage. While landscape design is probably not the first thing you think of when […]Read more »
Chickens are voracious diggers and eaters. Yes, they will destroy your garden unless you take some precautions. Liz Fulghum shares practical tips for letting your chickens work in your gardens and protecting your vegetables. If you’re a vegetable gardener contemplating getting a few chickens, chances are you’ve done a little bit of research on what’s […]Read more »
Lately I’ve been reading a lot about companion planting. It’s a gardening technique in which different species of vegetables and flowers are planted together and they work as a group to benefit each other. In the Mother Earth News article Companion Planting With Vegetables and Flowers, the author Barbara Pleasant gives an example of the […]Read more »
By Lori Leigh Story and photos After a winter break, the chickens are well rested and ready to earn their keep again. 😉 There are many ways you can put your chickens to work this Spring, and they are happy to do so… Egg Production With longer days and warmer weather upon us, the ladies […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols Photos by author It is officially spring now, but for southern Missouri the weather has been unseasonably warm for months. We’ve had one of the warmest winters on record and during the last several weeks the temperature has averaged in the 70s and 80s°F. (I hope we won’t be zapped by an […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols Photos by author This spring the Master Gardener chapter that I’m a member of is doing a series of gardening classes and I’m excited that I will be doing a presentation entitled “Gardening with Chickens!” Before I start proclaiming the joys and benefits a gardener can expect from having a few […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols Photos by author The Master Gardener chapter that I am a member of is doing a series of gardening classes this spring and the speakers bureau asked if I would do a PowerPoint presentation on chickens … Of course I accepted! What a great opportunity to spread the news on how easy […]Read more »