“May The Flock Be With You”- Chickens Are Part Of The Soil Solution
Spend a few minutes with chicken expert and appreciator Pat Foreman and you’ll be tempted to order a flock of six chicks for your backyard. Foreman, the author of the best-selling book City Chicks is an advocate for all things chicken. She appears in our film The Soil Solution where she talks about the impressive skill set of chickens. According to Foreman (and Oprah Henfry, her chicken ambassador) chickens are expert soil builders, compost creators, bio-recyclers and egg producers. Chickens will keep your garden and yard pest and weed free as they forage and munch on insects. An average chicken will eat about eight pounds of food scraps a month and will return those scraps back to the soil as fertilizer (chicken poop). This keeps compostable waste on site and stops it from contributing to overcrowded landfills. In the landfill, food scraps emit methane, which contributes to climate change.
Pat says, “May The Flock Be With You” and we have to agree. These expert soil builders will increase your soil’s health, save you money on garden inputs, give you delicious food and decrease your carbon footprint.