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My chickens are digging in my neighbor's garden beds.  Any thoughts on keeping them away?  I am willing to try anything!

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Fence.

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welcome-byclau

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My pullets are scared poopless by turkey decoys lol. The roo on the other hand will attack them.

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1 Standard White Leghorn Cock, Bantams: 1 Blue Wyandotte cock and 1 hen, 2 black Wyandotte hens, 1 SLW hen, 2 Serama cocks, 3 Serama hens,1 Serama cockerel, 1 silkied Serama Cock  . Also Coturnix quail and Golden Yellow Pheasants.

Rest In Peace Sandy, Newbie, Coal, Diamond, my angel Coco, Krispy, Iona, Pearl and Claire....You will be missed forever.

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post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by Wildsky 

Fence.


I have to agree, put them in a run.

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post #6 of 7

We need to be sure we are doing everything we can to be responsible for our chickens by making sure they don't go onto someone elses property. I let my chickens free range when I can keep an eye on them otherwise they are in their run.

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post #7 of 7

Someone took netting and buried it in all their landscaping popping the plants up through it.  The chickens couldn't dig through the netting and gave up.  I don't remember the thread though.  They sell various types of plastic netting in the garden section both for fence and for covering berry bushes and fruit trees so the wildlife don't get them all. 

Another option for large areas is an electric strand.  It's not real noticeable like a mesh fence would be and will deter all animals.  I know some people with large acreages and free ranging poultry keep them in by only a couple strands of electric wire.  In smaller areas though they are more likely to try flying over it since they aren't as content with what's on their side and they spend a lot more time near the fence.

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