Pros and Cons of Garden Chickens Sacramento CA

The theory behind keeping free-range poultry—chickens that are allowed to roam the garden at their will—is wonderful, but the practice is not always quite so simple. While many people’s ideal is to have chickens scratching at the back door, picking at scraps and living a contented life, in reality things can be very different.

Safeway
(916) 492-9967
1814 19th Street
Sacramento, CA
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Safeway
(916) 456-0852
1025 Alhambra Blvd
Sacramento, CA
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Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood,starbucks,wi-fi
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916-456-3406
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Mon-Fri 9:00AM-8:00PM;Sat-Sun 9:00AM-5:30PM

Safeway
(916) 492-9967
1814 19Th St.
Sacramento, CA
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Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood,starbucks, DVDPlay Kiosk,Coinmaster,wi-fi
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916-492-9977
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Trader Joe'S
(916) 456-1853
5000 Folsom Blvd.
Sacramento, CA
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Costco
(916) 563-7002
1600 Expo Parkway
Sacramento, CA
 
Walmart
(916) 373-2200
755 Riverpoint Court
West Sacramento, CA
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Raley'S
(916) 451-2446
4401 Broadway
Sacramento, CA
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6 am - Midnight

Save Mart Supermarket
(916) 456-3862
5600 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento, CA
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Sun 6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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Target
(916) 444-0993
2505 Riverside Blvd
Sacramento, CA
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M-Fr: 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.Sa: 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.Su: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Raley'S
(916) 920-2493
1540 W. El Camino Ave.
Sacramento, CA
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6 am - 11 pm
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916-920-3558
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9-9 Mon-Fri 9-5 Sat&Sun

Pros and Cons of Garden Chickens

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The theory behind keeping free-range poultry—chickens that are allowed to roam the garden at their will—is wonderful, but the practice is not always quite so simple. While many people’s ideal is to have chickens scratching at the back door, picking at scraps and living a contented life, in reality things can be very different.

Although free-ranging poultry will eradicate insect pests and slugs in the garden, some of their habits are less welcome. Chickens and bantams love nothing more than a good dust bath to help rid themselves of parasites. They consider a well-prepared seed bed ideal for the purpose. To their minds, bark mulch that has been carefully placed around plants is scratching heaven. For these reasons alone, you may prefer to keep your chickens confined to a run. A run will also prevent your hens from laying their eggs in the shrubbery where you can’t find them. If well constructed, the run will protect them from neighborhood dogs and wild predators.

The amount of space needed in the run depends on whether your chickens can be given some free range. Generally it should be as big as is practical.

Read tips for keeping free-range chickens and a tidy garden

Note: This text is excerpted from Keeping Chickens by Jeremy Hobson & Celia Lewis (David & Charles, 2007; 159 pages; $19.99) Click here for more info or to purchase.

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