Anyway to deter chickens from a spot when free-ranging?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by hd_darcy, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. hd_darcy

    hd_darcy Songster

    Apr 28, 2010
    This may be a dumb question, so please bear with me. We are free-ranging our chickens, which is working out great. However my husband as a lean-to, and the chickens are hanging out in there all the time and making a mess. He obviously doesn't want them in there. Is there anything to put on the ends or right inside that the chickens will not want to go near????

    Thanks in advance!
  2. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

    Jun 8, 2008
    NE Michigan
    Short chicken wire perimeter might work or you could always use electro-plastic netting like premier one's. A 5 year old child with a broom is also a useful deterrant. We live on the edge of a cedar swamp and as much as the chickens love exploring it, we don't want them in there. Repeated chasing them out has given them the idea that they need to stay on the lawn and in the white pines (no underbrush) but it's not 100% fool proof. Occasionally one tries to sneak into the woods. But, since we have hawks, eagles, coyotes and raccoons, we're always out with our birds anyway.
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    LOL- The broom works best, good exercise too!

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