Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Chicken Gardening

Chickens make excellent gardeners.

True, they tend to prune the flowers - sometimes to extinction - but they clear beds brilliantly. I love watching them do that chicken salsa, as they use their feet to clear debris and look for tasty morsels.

My girls have recently had access to or Pampas grass bed, and they have done a wonderful job of clearing the surrounding bed of weeds, dead plants etc.

The only downside is that when they clear it, they tend to clear it on to the grass. Yesterday I raked up 5 tub trugs worth of dead stuff they had removed: plants, dead grass, and leaves. Obviously this wasn't just from the Pampas bed, it was from the entire chicken "paddock".

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