AU­TUMN CLEAR­ING

Your Chickens - - Charlotte's Chickens -

LEAF CLEAR­ING is a ma­jor op­er­a­tion in my gar­den and it clears much of the chicken poo and dis­carded feath­ers as well. But my hens do like to get in­volved — I make a pile of leaves and within a minute some­one will have come along and dis­persed the heap in all direc­tions. Leaves are great places to pick up in­sects and grubs and make easy scratch­ing ma­te­rial, so I guess that is why my pile is so pop­u­lar. Nat­u­rally the longer the leaves lie the more nu­tri­tion­ally valu­able they will be­come to chick­ens as they will har­bour more liv­ing or­gan­isms.

Ex­plor­ing the green bin full of leaves

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