Chickens: Your Garden’s Best Pest Control


Chickens: Your Garden’s Best Pest Control We have spent two decades experimenting with environmentally sustainable plant solutions. One wonderful discovery years ago was introducing chickens to control the snail and slug population. Gone are the days of discovering vast areas of our nursery overrun with snails.  If we see a snail-infested container, we call the chickens over for a protein-packed meal. Clockwise from top left: Supper is happily anticipated by the nursery’s flock of chickens. Right: Gio Herrera, six-year-old grandson of SVWN founder Paul Martinez, helps out at feeding time. Lower left: Two sentinels at SVWN keep an eye out for snails in [...]