Have you have ever been tired of digging up your garden tilling the soil, removing bugs and weeds, and mulching? Then this idea using chickens might just be the solution for you. I personally think it is an awesome one, and his results are certainly the proof of the pudding.
What has Bruce Done?
Bruce Morgan from Australia has designed a way for involving his chickens in gardening around the house. It uses a series of wire mesh tunnels which funnel the chickens to wherever he wants them to be. Typically the chickens with peck, scratch, aerate the soil, and at the same time leave rich droppings which they work into the bed they are feeding.
They also do a wonderful job removing grasshoppers and other pests as they work, which saves an enormous amount of time for the owner. They can handle just about any type of soil…and rough country. He says that they can knock over a patch of grass and get it ready for planting in 7-10 days.. What a great way to feed the chickens, and utilise nature to work for you. (Of course you would also benefit from the eggs!)
“I believe there is no point having chooks unless you make them work for a living.
The system he has at home, is movable. He can open and close small gates to ensure that the chickens don’t escape, and go to just the right place. After he has harvested and finished with a bed, he simply puts his choke tunnel over the area and leaves it for a few days then replants.. Couldn’t be easier than that.
One comment from someone who viewed the video Said
Cheers to that! Where i am living I can’t have chickens right now.. but and keen to share this with anyone who can keep them and will certainly consider doing the same when I can have chickens in my backyard!
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