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Chickens as slug and pest control

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Chickens as slug and pest control
  • From: "Keith Romanczyk" <fdic@moran.com>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Feb 1997 12:13:48 -0700 (MST)

> We had geese in our home garden when I was a child. What they didn't kill
> by tearing at it with their sharp bills they ruined with their wild
> stomping. I think this is why duck and goose wallows around lakes are mud
> wallows. Chickens, now, chickens are better, provided you don't keep too
> many.

I'm trying Guinea hens this Spring (?!).  I've been told that they don't
scratch like chickens do.  I had chickens completely destroy a large stand
of Cypripedium acaule (Ladyslipper) orchids by scratching.

BTW, the stews were great.

Keith, zone 5 46F and the sun is shining.  No reason to complain.

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