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Free-Range Chicken Gardens: How to Create a Beautiful, Chicken-Friendly BOOK

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: 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.

Book Details:

ISBN: 9781604692372
Author: BLOOM, JESSI
Format: Paperback
Publication date: 03/01/2012
Pages: 224
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:

introduction: p. 6
chickens and gardens-working together: p. 10
Incorporating Chickens into Your Garden
Chickens and Sustainability
Chickens and Your Lifestyle
Being a Good Neighbor
Seasonal Considerations
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
Hardscape
Softscape
plants with purpose: p. 112
Plants for Chicken Gardens
Food and Forage
Medicinal Plants
Poisonous Plants
Chicken-Resistant Plants
Colorful Seasonal Plants
Native Plants
Plants for Fragrance
Plants as Noise Barrier
innovative chicken housing: p. 146
Space Requirements
Mobile, Modular, or Stationary Coop?
Coop Necessities
Interior Design
Optional Items - Chicken Coop Style
Materials
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
Livestock
Poultry Diseases and Parasites
Troubleshooting Common Chicken Problems
Injury in the Garden
When a Chicken Dies
afterword: p. 203
conversions and hardiness zones: p. 204
resources: p. 206
acknowledgments: p. 209
photo credits: p. 211
index: p. 212
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