Every fall I put on a nice layer of, well, there's no nice way to put it...........chicken poop on top of my garden soil. I let it compost as much as possible between October and March. I have had great success with this method, and don't plan to change it. What kind of chickens do I have?
This is my niece holding one of my favorite hens, Zadie.
I have kept chickens for several years now, and have enjoyed it immensely! I wish I had the property to have a larger flock, but, right now, my flock consists of 9 Ameraucana hens. No roosters here! I wish I could have a rooster, but, right now it just isn't possible. Did you just ask if this breed is also known as the "Easter Egger?"
Yep! They sure are! My hens lay mostly green eggs, but I do get some blue variations, and one pink egg!
My neighbors love receiving fresh eggs, and by the way, if you have never had a fresh egg compared to one you buy in the store, just ask my neighbors about the difference! LOL Truly, there is no comparison in my opinion, even if you are buying organic.
I take very good care of my chickens and they take very good care of me and my gardening efforts. They are extremely entertaining as well.
I will keep everyone posted on my garden this year.
If you have any questions about chickens, I will do my best to answer them.
Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Kevin the Quilter (and Chicken Keeper)