Category Archives: composting fence
As in food, in a fence, for chickens. The goal of this project is two-fold: 1) Stop the chickens from scratching dirt all over the walkway through their run 2) Provide them with healthy green nibbles that they cannot destroy … Continue reading
SustainableScientist has been getting a lot of traffic this past year for the composting fence we built in 2009. A lot of that traffic comes over from Willi Galloway’s DigginFood site, where she featured our fence during its construction. Currently, … Continue reading
If you don’t care about your yard, chickens are no problem – you let the chickens do their thing, your yard becomes one giant scratch zone (OK, I’m exaggerating, but only a little), and the chickens are happy. Let’s say, … Continue reading
Trim, layer, trim, layer. That’s the sound of us filling our composting fence.
It took us about 45 min to dig hole, plant post, pack gravel, then string the wire mesh. Subsequently, we fill the fence at our leisure.
Drag over the pile of branches from the Japanese maple, break them down, drop them in. Trim the pine, layer the lovely needled limbs. Cut back the hedge, drop it in. Layer on layer to the top. Continue reading