A common question we get is "what do you do you use for fertilizer?" Thus far, we have not used any of what I would call "commercial fertilizer." Before we convert a piece of land into a lavender field, we use it for grazing livestock. After we have planted lavender, we use manure and bedding from the other inhabitants of our farm.
Then come the chickens, our flock generally hovers in the 22-24 member range. The flock is composed mostly of New Hampshires and Rhode Island Reds, but we have a few other breeds such as: Silver Laced Wyandotte, Barred Rock and Orpington.