I’m clearing out a bed of chard and onion to make way for spinach. The packet says 38 days to harvest. I love how seed packets are always so full of optimism. First Billy and then Lucky come into the hoop house to help me prep the ground. You can accomplish any farm task as long as you have enough chickens. They are soil experts with beaks and claws from hell. Need a vegetable or flower bed aerated? Chickens to the rescue. Need a bed of cover crop mowed down? Chickens at your service. Need a compost pile turned? Chickens know how to do that. Need a plot debugged? A flock of chickens will do it nicely, and leave the plot well fertilized to boot.