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Misconceptions about Chickens and Eggs

Chickens are good for your garden.

Many people claim that chickens can till your soil, pull the weeds, eat the bugs, and fertilize the soil, but the truth is that chickens ruin your garden. They till the soil all right, right after you plant that crop of beans. They eat the weeds, along with all the lettuce. And while they eat the tomato worms, they take a bite out of each tomato.

Chickens don’t belong in the garden. Maybe in the fall just before you clean it all out, but no other time. Chicken manure is good for the garden only after it has been composted. Fresh chicken manure deposited in the garden burns plants and brings the risk of salmonella bacteria contaminating your fresh veggies.

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