In this essential handbook, award-winning garden designer Jessi Bloom offers step-by-step instructions for creating a beautiful and functional space and maintaining a happy, healthy flock.
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Free-Range Chicken Gardens: How to Create a Beautiful, Chicken-Friendly BOOK.
Many gardeners fear chickens will peck away at their landscape, and chicken lovers often shy away from gardening for the same reason. But you can keep chickens and have a beautiful garden, too! In this essential handbook, award-winning garden designer Jessi Bloom offers step-by-step instructions for creating a beautiful and functional space and maintaining a happy, healthy flock. Free-Range Chicken Gardens covers everything a gardener needs to know, from the basics of chicken keeping and getting them acclimated to the garden, to how to create the perfect chicken-friendly garden design and build innovative coops.
Author: BLOOM, JESSI
Publication date: 03/01/2012
Dimension: 229mm X 203mm
About the Author
Jessi Bloom is a best-selling author, award-winning ecological landscape designer, and speaker.
She owns N.W. Bloom EcoLogical Services, based in the Pacific Northwest, which is known as an innovator and leader in the field of permaculture, sustainable landscape design, construction, and land management.
Table of Contents:
|chickens and gardens-working together:||p. 10|
|Incorporating Chickens into Your Garden|
|Chickens and Sustainability|
|Chickens and Your Lifestyle|
|Being a Good Neighbor|
|chickens in your garden: practical considerations:||p. 36|
|Benefits of Free-Range Chickens|
|Keeping Your Plants Safe|
|Keeping Your Chickens Safe|
|Chicken Training and Acclimation|
|designing a chicken-friendly garden:||p. 60|
|Creating a Plan|
|The Chicken Infrastructure|
|Other Permanent Elements|
|Choosing the Right Plants|
|Extra Elements for the Chickens|
|Sample Garden Plans|
|landscape materials for chicken gardens:||p. 92|
|plants with purpose:||p. 112|
|Plants for Chicken Gardens|
|Food and Forage|
|Colorful Seasonal Plants|
|Plants for Fragrance|
|Plants as Noise Barrier|
|innovative chicken housing:||p. 146|
|Mobile, Modular, or Stationary Coop?|
|Optional Items - Chicken Coop Style|
|Greenhouse Chicken Coop|
|Tractors and Arks|
|Geodesic Chicken Dome|
|Broody Box or Sin Bin|
|friends and foes of hens in the garden:||p. 178|
|Predators and Pests|
|Predator Control and Deterrents|
|Other Garden Fowl|
|Poultry Diseases and Parasites|
|Troubleshooting Common Chicken Problems|
|Injury in the Garden|
|When a Chicken Dies|
|conversions and hardiness zones:||p. 204|
|photo credits:||p. 211|
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