Free-Range Chicken Gardens: How to Create a Beautiful, Chicken-Friendly YardMany 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.
Forward ByDr. Allen Pestion, DVMI first met Steven Koopes about 20 years ago when he brought to my office a Leghorn Chicken that needed medical care. Since then, Steven and I have had many visits together; some were on a professional level that required my Avian Veterinary skills and other were on a personal level. During our visits, Steven has continually to impress me with his enormous amount of knowledge about chickens. Without a doubt, I consider Steven to be an expert on how to give the correct care needed to provide a high quality of life for these creatures. I have encouraged Steven to take his prodigious amount of knowledge and put this information into a book so that others may benefit from it. Now, Steven has finally done this by writing the book “Chickens Complete A to Z Care Guide”. I have read Steven’s book and it is my pleasure and responsibility to strongly recommend this outstanding, substantial book to anyone that’s either new to the chicken world or even has been a long time owner. Steven’s book is immensely filled with ‘Spot On’ information about their total care taking needs. This is a must read book! I could not be more proud of my long time friend, Steven Koopes, and all that he has done for these extraordinary, beautiful creatures.Dr. Allen Pestion, DVM
Welcome to a world where chickens and gardens coexist!Join Lisa Steele, chicken-keeper extraordinaire and founder of Fresh Eggs Daily, on a unique journey through the garden. Start by planning your garden and learning strategies and tips for keeping your plants safe while they grow. Plant with purpose, choosing from a dozen plans for theme gardens such as Orange Egg Yolks or Nesting Box Herbs. Or choose a design that's filled with edibles - sharing the bounty with your family and your feathered friends. Then comes the fun part: enjoy the harvest, even let the chickens graze!Lisa's friendly writing, together with inspirational photos and illustrations, will have you rolling up your sleeves and reaching for your gardening tools. Lisa also covers a range of topics just for chicken-keepers, including:- Chickens and composting- Using chickens to aerate and till- Coop window boxes- Plants to avoid when you have chickens- Lists of the most valuable crops and herbs- Advice on how to harvest and use many of the plants- And much more!Whether you're an experienced chicken keeper, master gardener, or just getting into these two wonderful hobbies, Gardening with Chickens is an indispensable guide for a harmonious homestead.