Best way to keep chickens out of our garden?

Homesteader82

In the Brooder
Apr 2, 2019
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New England
Hi,

We are in the research phase of raising chickens. We're in a rural town; we garden and have several raised beds.

  1. What are some suggestions on how to keep them out? Putting a fence around the area may be a little difficult with how the beds are laid out and ease of access for us might be a problem. We're open to suggestions though.
  2. Do they pose a problem once the plants are established? We grow about 20 different plants.
 

Homesteader82

In the Brooder
Apr 2, 2019
27
30
37
New England
Thank you for your suggestions. I am considering re-designing the garden beds/location (it seems like I keep experimenting) so that they can all be enclosed into an area with fencing.

Should I be concerned with flowers?
 

PirateGirl

Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist
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Mar 11, 2017
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Let me see if I have a picture of my raised beds on here. I used a staple gun and put the green plastic garden fencing around mine. I like to think it's enough to deter the chickens. I can still reach or step over it to tend to the plants...
 

Tsheaby

Chirping
May 22, 2018
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Hi,

We are in the research phase of raising chickens. We're in a rural town; we garden and have several raised beds.

  1. What are some suggestions on how to keep them out? Putting a fence around the area may be a little difficult with how the beds are laid out and ease of access for us might be a problem. We're open to suggestions though.
  2. Do they pose a problem once the plants are established? We grow about 20 different plants.
I used deer netting! They kept kicking up our seeds and eating all the veggies :(
 
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