Free-Range Chicken Gardens

Free-Range Chicken Gardens

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Many gardeners fear chickens will peck away at their landscape, and chicken lovers often shy away from gardening for the same reason. But you can keep chickens and have a beautiful garden, too! Fresh eggs aren't the only benefit a€” chickens can actually help your garden grow and thrive, even as your garden does the same for your chickens. In this essential handbook, award-winning garden designer Jessi Bloom covers everything a gardener needs to know, including chicken-keeping basics, simple garden plans to get you started, tips on attractive fencing options, the best plants and plants to avoid, and step-by-step instructions for getting your chicken garden up and running. For anyone who wants a fabulous garden where colorful chickens happily roam, Free-Range Chicken Gardens is the guide that will bring the dream home to roost.Also called sorrel, dock is a common weed that can be used as forage for poultry. ... a tasty, nutritious food plant. ... upward as vines for maximum production, and do best like that with chickens around, making the ripening fruit out of reach.

Title:Free-Range Chicken Gardens
Author:Jessi Bloom
Publisher:Timber Press - 2012-03-21


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