Deep carbon (hay) on the floor to counteract the nitrogen (poop and pee).
They are great for prepping a garden bed area. They integrate carbon and nitrogen, and degrassify for you. Joel Salatin’s Greenhouse approach.
The chicken tractor combined with a run.
You can leave the water outside but keep the food inside and dry.
Give them back their calcium.
Lots of bedding. Good. Too much poop. Not good.
One pitchfork full of hay and problem is solved.
One nesting box/5 birds
Make it easy on yourself and incorporate your compost area into your chicken run.
Bare dirt = bad coop management depending on the size of the area.
Allow them to create their own bare spots.
Keep the ground interesting and we’ll be happy.
Notice the variety of breeds.
You’re moving to a condo in the Pearl. Now what? Your options . Craigslist PDXBackyardchix A friend who wants a pet. Critter Corner at Gerens. Do what 98% of the rest of the world would do and get really connected with your food.
Chickens-Raised Beds-CSA-Raw Milk-Grass Fed Beef-Moving to the Country-Goats-Starting a Farm.