Bantams in the flower garden?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by BeardedChick, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Are bantams any less destructive in the flower garden than full size chickens? The chickens dug big holes until I got them moved, are bantams as talented at excavation?
  2. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    Oh yes. Take it from a bantam lover, the mulch goes out into the yard to be replaced by nice dusting holes, pecks in leaves, flowers missing, and plants uprooted and strewn all over.

  3. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well rats, so much for that great idea. [​IMG] I really enjoyed having chickens in the flower garden, just not so much right in the flower beds.
  4. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    Guess you'll have to put up some of that poultry wire around the beds to keep them out. I am planning on doing that once my garden gets planted. Right now just preparing the soil so they can have fun in that.

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