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Hi from Memphis

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Hi. We got our first 5 hens from a breeder last Saturday so are VERY new to backyard chickens! So far it has been a blast! I had no idea they'd be so entertaining!

(Reason I was looking for this site was in hopes someone could tell me if I there is anything I can safely spray on my zucchini plants to keep the hens from eating the leaves?)

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Welcome to BYC :frow Glad you joined the flock! I would suggest you put a little fence of some sort around those plants, because chickens can be incredibly destructive in vegetable gardens. They not only eat the plants and veggies that takes their fancy, they also dig craters to dust bath in, pull out smaller plants and make a big mess in general. AFTER the harvest they are great for cleaning up though! 

 

“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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Thank you!! So much to do and learn!!
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Sumi has given you the big picture.  Even plastic mesh  fencing will keep the chickens out.   :welcome

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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post #6 of 6
Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

 

All the best

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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