planting hens and chicks
I recently was given 17 hens and chicks! However, I have never grown hens and chicks so I wanted to check on growing conditions.
I was planning on planting them around the outside of my compost bin. My compost bin is made of waferboard and the soil in which I will plant them is mostly clay. Since I did some research and learned that they need good drainage, I will be laying a mixed soil on top of the clay. I am going to mix potting soil with finished compost, perlite, and "chicken grit" (fine gravel) Will this soil mix work? Do you think I will have any problems from planting them near compost?
My hens and chicks will be in full sun from about 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM in the summer. Is this enough sunlight?
Any help appreciated! Thanks for taking the time to read my questions.