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.




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Chicken Run Maintenance

This past weekend Stuart and I spent quite a bit of time with the chickens. We had two tasks planned – the first was repairs to our chicken watering system and the second was to

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Gingerbread House of My House!

This is a little late, I know, but I’ve had a lot of Family & Friends coming and going over the last week. It’s been a lot of fun – I love Christmas – and

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Tree Trimming

As many of you know, I work part-time at the Mammen Family Public Library in Bulverde. The Library has been hosting a great gardening series by Troy from the Comal County Texas A&M Agrilife Extension

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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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“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!”