Chickens are eating our berries!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dawnclucks22, May 28, 2017.

  1. Dawnclucks22

    Dawnclucks22 Overrun With Chickens

    We have a blackberry bush that grows in the springtime. I was looking forward to picking this season but I realized my girls have been eating the blossoms and berries! Is there any humane way to keep them from eating the berries, or should I just leave them at it? Thanks for the help :)
  2. Mace Gill

    Mace Gill Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2017
    New Jersey
    Fence the berry bushes!

    Mine eat the mulberries ... but there are plenty for them, us, and the neighbor. After the girls get their fill over a few days .... they won't TOUCH a mulberry until the next season!
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    agree. Put a wire around them and on top
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
  5. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Chickens must be fenced into our out of any areas you do or don't want them to be -- for protection of berries this would be a matter of fencing out. Put up a simple barrier between them that is high enough that your birds cannot fly up and over to get to the berries. Using bird netting over the top will keep other birds from also taking advantage of the berry feast.

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