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Have the chicken runs extend around the garden, that way they eat the bugs and their feces is fertilizer!

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Predator Proofing Your Chicken Coop and Run -

Follow these steps to predator proof your chicken coop and run, and your birds will safely enjoy their space while you sleep easily. Elevate the coop, enclose runs with properly secured half inch hardware cloth, create a skirt or underground fence, padlock the doors, and surround with electric wire in bear country. These are some of the important measures - read the details and get more tips at the link.

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from The 104 Homestead

Sand: The Miracle Bedding

Using Sand in the Coop - It stays where you put it, keeps the water dishes clean, provides manicures for your chickens... Need more reasons to choose sand? Check out this article! | The 104 Homestead

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Tilly's Nest: Chicken Coop Tour with Edible landscaping: On the trellis, I have planted three raspberry bushes and nasturtium. In the gardens, are swiss chard, celery, lavender, cilantro, marjoram, rosemary, cilantro, borage, cabbage, ornamental grasses, dill, coneflowers, hostas, black eyed susan, sunflowers to name a few. All of these are safe around your flock.

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