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Chicken Tractors, or How We Put Our Chickens to Work

Chicken Tractors, or How We Put Our Chickens to Work

We topped the garden beds with composted manure today. The chickens were there in an instant, scratching and slurping bugs and grubs. We’d heard the term chicken tractors; indeed, these girls are tilling the soil for us. Our hens play an important part in the […]

Gardening with chickens

Gardening with chickens

I love my chickens.  I love watching them graze and forage: ripping grass, slurping worms, snapping beetles. I do not love when they devour my garden. Kale seems to be their favorite, but then when tomatoes are ripening on the vine, I would also find […]

Lazy Day Hens

Lazy Day Hens

Fifteen hens share a spacious and secure nighttime home, plus the run of the place whenever there’s someone home to keep watch. Foxes, coyotes, and the occasional bobcat make their appearance in our wooded setting, more so when there tempting morsels like birdseed or free […]