Chickens and gardens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MOChickenz, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. MOChickenz

    MOChickenz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I have 50 ish chickens that free range. How do I keep them out of my garden without fencing it? Will they bother the garden much?
     
  2. dirtsaver

    dirtsaver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The short answer is.....It will never happen! Chickens will make a beeline for gardens,flowerbeds or any other area they think has goodies for them to snack on. That's just the way it is.

    Larry
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:This is true. You are going to have to fence your garden(s). If they are seasonal, like vegetables, you can put up garden stakes and chicken wire or other poultry fencing. This is the only purpose for chicken wire, as it only keeps chickens in or out, not predators, so don't use it for your chicken run or other chicken protection.
     

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