Nicholas Roberts wrote:I’m new to chickening. (I’m going to call it that, and no one can stop me )
Anyway, I’m wondering what breeds would be recommended for a first-year chickener with very little experience.
I’m at 6000 ft, high desert/plains of AZ, and temperatures do reach 10 below zero F at times, though not often.
Temperature swings are pretty drastic between day and night, and the heat/sun in summer can be inclement as well.
I have a few ideas bouncing around in my head for a coop, but I’m wondering if there are certain breeds that would do better than others in this climate.
Also very interested in amending my very clay-rich, acidic soil, so not sure if chickens would be the best bet or not??
Any advice would be appreciated.
Nicholas Tedford wrote:Hey there Paul,
Is it possible to touch on implementing this topic in relation to shallow soils? My property is bedrock, good quarry land but my soil might only be 2 ft deep at its deepest point. Most areas average a foot to maybe 18 inches and some only a few inches. How could I make water work better for me and stick around longer? I love your site and what your doing, keep it up, permaculture will be a household word before you know it.
roberta mccanse wrote:
We have planted a traffic island with things that aren't supposed to tempt deer. Don't want them getting hit by the cars whizzing by. Not much of what we planted there is edible however. Who wants to eat barberry?