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chickens and bees

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by blooo, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. blooo

    blooo Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 10, 2008
    berkeley, ca
    hi everyone,

    i currently have 3 chickens who free-range throughout the backyard for 1-2 hours per day. i'm thinking of adding a beehive to my backyard, and was wondering if i need to keep the chickens from checking out the hive.

    i'm hoping not to have to put the hive too high (hard to reach for me) or to have to build a new barrier in my yard.

    anyone out there with both bees and chickens?

  2. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    I would just put a small 2-3ft tall fence around it. I use the green PVC chicken wire from TSC or Lowes.....works great for keeping them out of my garden. I'm sure it would keep them out of the bees. My beeyard though is surrounded by electric fence so no worries there any anything getting in.
  3. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    I have one girl that will kill a bee in a heartbeat and two others that try their best to. I would fence around it.
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop

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