Rural Connection: Portable Chooks For Perfect Soil

They might provide you with your eggs in the morning or turn up on your sandwich later in the day, but chickens are also great portable fertilising machines.

One Holbrook farmer has seen drastic improvements in his soil profiles after allowing chickens to roam free-range on his paddocks. What started as 50 chooks in a caravan, has developed into an innovative, portable system of more than 15,000 feathered fertilisers.

2SER Breakfast’s Willy Russo chatted with Holbrook Paddock Eggs owner Sam Pincott to learn how the system works.

Tune in to Rural Connection every Tuesday morning at 7:45 for your dose of regional news, brought to you by two country girls, Willy Russo and Gabi Warner!

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