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Chicken Repellent????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by norysmom, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. norysmom

    norysmom New Egg

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    My chickens are digging in my neighbor's garden beds. Any thoughts on keeping them away? I am willing to try anything!
     
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Fence.
     
  3. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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  4. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
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    My pullets are scared poopless by turkey decoys lol. The roo on the other hand will attack them.
     
  5. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Quote:I have to agree, put them in a run.
     
  6. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    We need to be sure we are doing everything we can to be responsible for our chickens by making sure they don't go onto someone elses property. I let my chickens free range when I can keep an eye on them otherwise they are in their run.
     
  7. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Someone took netting and buried it in all their landscaping popping the plants up through it. The chickens couldn't dig through the netting and gave up. I don't remember the thread though. They sell various types of plastic netting in the garden section both for fence and for covering berry bushes and fruit trees so the wildlife don't get them all.

    Another option for large areas is an electric strand. It's not real noticeable like a mesh fence would be and will deter all animals. I know some people with large acreages and free ranging poultry keep them in by only a couple strands of electric wire. In smaller areas though they are more likely to try flying over it since they aren't as content with what's on their side and they spend a lot more time near the fence.
     

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