How to Integrate Your Backyard Flock Into Orchards and Row Crops

  Put your flock back to work!

This was a lesson I learned years ago when I first became interested in growing my own garden At a potluck with friends in Oregon I was blown away by my friend’s tomatoes

I asked her: “What’s your secret?”

“Chickens!” she said

As it turned out, she was using a backyard-scale crop rotation that incorporated her laying hens, occasionally allowing them to graze her garden beds, add fertility, eat bugs, scratch up the soil, and eat seeds I realized that this integration was something I needed to try myself

My poultry experience began soon after, with