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How to keep chickens out of raised beds

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Here's what we came up with for keeping our free-roaming chickens out of the raised beds:

http://portlandpeeps.blogspot.com/2010/05/garden-solutions.html

We built three cages for each bed so they can easily be pulled off when plants get too tall. I'm thinking things like lettuce, carrots, cilantro, beets, radishes grow low enough that the cages can stay put. But taller or creeping plants like potatoes, basil, tomatoes will get a head start before the girls can nibble or dig up the starts.

1 bantam buff sebright (Nelly), 1 bantam EE (Gidget), 1 standard golden-laced wyandotte (Wynonna), 2 standard barred rock (Lucy and Ethel)
1 13 year-old DD, 1 DH, 1 border collie (Bailey--our chicken tender)
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1 bantam buff sebright (Nelly), 1 bantam EE (Gidget), 1 standard golden-laced wyandotte (Wynonna), 2 standard barred rock (Lucy and Ethel)
1 13 year-old DD, 1 DH, 1 border collie (Bailey--our chicken tender)
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I put up a fence with a small simple gate that has a hook/latch it works great they stay out of garden and my plants can just grow if anyone wants I can take pictures and post them.

a very loving and patient  husband  4 kids 2 daughter 2 sons 2 granddaughters 6 dogs, 6 cats, 1 ferret,
3 bantams 2 Plymouth barred rock. 2  buffs 1 Red star sex links , 1 black star sex links, 2 Australops, 1 Very sweet bantam rooster. 2 barnyard mix hens                                           
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a very loving and patient  husband  4 kids 2 daughter 2 sons 2 granddaughters 6 dogs, 6 cats, 1 ferret,
3 bantams 2 Plymouth barred rock. 2  buffs 1 Red star sex links , 1 black star sex links, 2 Australops, 1 Very sweet bantam rooster. 2 barnyard mix hens                                           
the love child story. http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.ph...
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