The Beginning of Chickens and Compost

This is an online community for anyone interested in chickens, compost, gardening, and bees!

Caroline Broderick is the woman behind Chickens and Compost. Her desire is to educate those that want to know a little more about sustainable living. 

First, meet Caroline!

She’s a native of Great Britain, citizen of the United States, and resides in the Texas Hill Country.

Because she’s had a wide array of size of lands…

Postage sized to 5 acres.

… She has made a number of decisions that she probably wouldn’t make again. That’s why she created this online platform…

To make sure you don’t make those bad decisions.

What To Expect

This blog will be updated at least once a week with the newest information, funny stories, and the next adventure. You can expect anything natural, sustainable, and living. That includes xeriscape landscapingchickenscomposting, eggs, gardeningvegetableswildlife, etc.

In Spring 2019, we will be sharing our experience in raising honey bees when we get our first hive.

Chickens and Compost is a system of best practices for literally anyone to implement. Keeping things easy and simple could be our mantra. We believe in working with nature and not against it.



Honeybee Winter Readiness

One of the things I was really quite worried about with my Honeybees was “Would they have enough stored honey to get them through winter?”. This was the most pressing question I had on my

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Gardening News

I’d don’t know about you, but my garden is a hot mess. It’s doesn’t know if it’s coming or going! I have some plants that I thought had died over summer revive themselves, I have

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Winterizing Honeybees!

We’ve just had a short cold snap here in the San Antonio area but in the next few days temperatures will be back in the 60’s. Of course we do get wintery weather but it

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Think Outside Your Garden!

More and more I’m seeing articles about the importance of pollinators in our gardens, for our crops and food supplies. A couple of weekends ago I was at the Guadalupe River State Park for their

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Fall Gardening in South Texas

I think that many of us are relieved that temperatures are finally dropping. Still too dry but I’ll take anything & the wonderful, refreshing mornings the last few days are glorious. I love sitting on

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Getting Bees Ready for Winter

As a fairly new beekeeper, it’s quite difficult to know that you’re doing things right for your bees. Stuart and I don’t have that experience yet to really know that things are OK. To add

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“I don't know it all, and I've certainly made plenty of mistakes over the years... BUT I learn and rarely make the same mistake twice!”