Free garden fertiliser
To create your free unlimited supply of garden fertiliser, keep free range hens. All you need is a small piece of land and a wooden hut, like the one below:
Make sure you get a hut with perches as shown in the photograph. Install nesting boxes for the hens to lay their eggs.
You can make your own hut. It may be easier than you think. To learn how easy it is make your own hut, click here.
Sheds can be purchased at various retail outlets. For an example, click here.
Nesting boxes look like this:
Use wood shavings on the floor of the hut to soak up chicken faeces.
Purchase wood shavings at pet shops or buy online. Click here to see an example.
We use the wood shavings below:
Clean the hut out weekly by using a shovel to move the sawdust into a wheelbarrow. This sawdust containing chicken faeces is chicken manure. Chicken manure is the best manure to use as a fertiliser for your garden. It contains more nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium than any other animal manure.
Free range hens provide you with a constant supply of free range eggs and an unlimited supply of of the best fertiliser you can use for your garden.
Feed for the hens
We keep fourty hens on a third of an acre of land. We feed them two large scoops of chicken pellets and half a scoop of corn twice per day in the morning at about 7 a.m., then in the evening at about 4 p.m.
In exchange for this: We get these:
The added bonus is the free chicken manure.
Provide the hens with a water supply using drinkers like the one below:
The video below shows the hens that we keep and how easy it is to keep free range hens. The hut cost us about £300, but you can make your own. To learn how to make your own shed, click here.