With getting ready to garden, a large part of that was getting the chickens ready to move. With the easy coop we built. Read more about it, below.
The net moves quickly which with the rotational chicken grazing plan. That is why we bought it .
The chickens enjoyed the move, at least we didn’t hear anyone complain, and within an hour the net and charger was set up and the chickens were in their new home.
With three 25ft by 50ft beds they have plenty of work to do . The plan again is to let them stay on one garden bed and plant on the other 2. With only doing this on one plot so far, we are already seeing improvement in our plants.
As you can see the chickens are already fast at work . Only a month in and they have already picked everything they wanted.
The only thing left for us to do is go in and knock down the things they did not want and then to start giving scraps, wood chips, and give them a compost pile to work .
The garden results this year were fantastic. We planted two sections – one that had the chickens on it for 6 months and one that only had compost spread by us on it. The chicken prepped garden grew over twice as fast and produced ten times the vegetables. We knew it would help, but the level of success was even more than expected.
With the limited land we have getting ten times more out of the same space just makes sense.
As you can see, it is time for the chickens to move again, to till this plot up and let us get to planting!