Do you have chickens here and there, free ranging in your garden? Most people who have tried to do this realize quickly that chickens can ruin a vegetable or ornamental garden in no time flat if left to their own devices. Chicken-savvy gardener Jessi Bloom, however, has just come out with a gorgeous and creative book to help you come up with some clever solutions to keep both your hens and you happy.
This book covers just about everything you need to know from chicken basics and safety, neighborly considerations, and coops and tractors to plantings that deter or entice chickens. There are several chapters devoted to planning (with some great sample plans) and landscaping materials.
Jessi’s approach is unique in that she’s a landscape designer and a chicken owner. She’s seen many chickens and many gardens. The book covers a lot of ground with pictures of many different systems from small, urban lots to suburban and large acreage.
So if you already have chickens and want to put in a garden, or already have a garden and want to add chickens, or even if you already have a garden and chickens, this book is a must-read. The photographs are both amazing and inspiring and this book is chock-full of them.
It’s a Virtual Chicken Tour!
Jessi’s book is just recently out and this post is part of a virtual book tour on this here and these other fine gardening and chicken-friendly blogs:
Want a Copy of Your Own?
Enter a comment on this post. The post will close for comments on midnight April 12. On April 13 I’ll do a random drawing to select a winner.
But Wait, There’s More
Not only is Timber Press giving away a copy of Jessi’s book, they are also giving away a copy of Storey’s new egg book as well!
Want a tip? Visit the other bloggers in the virtual book tour and enter their giveaways as well to increase your odds of winning something and discover some fun new blogs to follow in the process. Good cluck to you!