Your chickens will gobble up any pests you pick off garden plants or seedlings you thin from your early season beds. They’ll also appreciate some of your crops more than others.

How do you garden with chickens?

Tips for Gardening with Chickens

  1. Lightweight cages made from wire fencing protect spinach and carrots from chickens, rabbits and deer. …
  2. A chicken wire fence protects ripening tomatoes and their deep mulch. …
  3. Eggs from backyard chickens are much healthier than eggs from factory farms.