We've been working with our chicken composting system for 4 and a half years. With over 60 hens, we're able to keep them in a way that seems healthy and happy and spend almost no money to raise them. We are very lucky to have the time and resources to be able to collect wood chips, leaf bags, food scraps and barter for some grain to keep our costs very low.
In this video I share the approach we've taken and ideas for how you can implement parts or all of how we go about it. Hopefully you find something useful here and can feed your chickens for less money while making compost!
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Edible Acres is a full service permaculture nursery located in the Finger Lakes area of NY state. We grow all layers of perennial food forest systems and provide super hardy, edible, useful, medicinal, easy to propagate, perennial plants for sale locally or for shipping around the country…
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