Gardening and raising chickens go hand in hand.

Vegetables grown in your backyard are fresher than store bought, free of pesticides and cheaper than buying organic at the supermarket - and the discards, squashed or bug-eaten produce make wonderful healthy treats or your flock.

Cooking and baking with fresh fruits and vegetables only serves to enhance the flavor of your fresh eggs.

Chicken manure and soiled coop bedding make wonderful compost for your garden; and your chickens will help you by spreading the compost, eating garden trimmings after the season is over and ridding your garden of all kinds of bugs, grubs and other pests.

It's a win-win for you both! Here are some of my best articles about gardening  both with (and for) your chickens.

When you plant your vegetable and flower gardens, do so with your feathered friends in mind. There are many edible flowers they will enjoy and that's a small price to pay for the bug and weed control they offer!

Articles by Subject for Easy Reference


Marigolds for Orange Egg Yolks
Plant an Edible Flower Garden
Top Ten Flowers your Chickens Will Love
Nasturtium as a Natural Wormer
Harvesting Sunflower Seeds
Chicken Friendly Flower Garden
Controlling Aphids in the Garden

Vegetable/Berry Crops

Ten Tips for the Best Garlic Crop Ever
Planning your Spring Garden
Planting Cold Season Crops
Our New Melon Garden
Melon and Squash Garden Harvest
How to Prevent Blossom End Rot
How to Plant a Strawberry Rhubarb Garden
Transplanting Strawberries
Wild Berries on our Farm
Planting Root Vegetables

Gardening with Chickens

Chicken Run Landscaping
Landscaping our New Chicken Run
Chicken Safe Landscaping
Sprouting Seeds and Grains
Growing Fodder
Thinning Seedlings
Gardening with Chickens
Top Plants to Grow for Chickens
Fall Clean Up with Chickens
Plant a Natural Wormer Garden
Plant a Nesting Box Herb Garden
Sprout your Leftover Seeds

Garden Critters

How To Plant a Butterfly Garden
Good Bug Bad Bug
Ten Tips for Attracting Bees 

Natural Weed Control/Fertilizer

Non-Toxic Weed Control
Natural Ways to Improve your Garden Soil
Uses for Wood Ash
Using Chicken Manure in the Garden
How to Make Chicken Poop Tea

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