Posted: 07/07/2012 at 22:03
I let my chickens have the run of the garden over the winter and the early spring and have seen far fewer slugs and snails than ever before. Now that the plants are growing they have a scrat about only once or twice a week but it has certainly made a huge difference with the population of the plant munchers.
In the school garden though we have never had such a problem as we have this year. The warm wet weather seems to be ideal for them. So, we go on snail hunts and stand on them (only to make the buffet table easier access for the birds you see). The birds love them and they're safe to eat.