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Designed Soil Disturbance with Chickens

We’re moving the Chicken Caravan 30, aka ‘The Chickenator,’ into the main crop system which is a lovely new playground for the chickens to explore.

They will have plenty to eat as they scratch their way through the foliage cleaning up after the last harvest. They’ll also look for insects and various crawling bugs to eat wiping out any continuity in pest life cycles. Naturally, they fertilize the ground wherever they roam and provide plenty of eggs.

Once the chickens are done performing our designed disturbance, these garden beds will be reshaped, not a required but we feel that it’s worth it, ready for the next crop instalment.

Chickens are a magnificent gateway animal to use in your integrated animal systems.

Very easy to manage. The Chicken Caravan 30 can hold up to 30 hens (ours houses a flock of 25 Isa Browns. These chickens are egg-laying birds, and we are getting 25 every day 😉) and is a moveable chicken coop with auto doors to let chickens out and lock them away at night.

For more info check out the webinar I had with Daniel from Chicken Caravan, here:

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