Chickens are getting crafty.......

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by ThinkingChickens, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 18, 2011
    This evening my husband and I headed outside to set up a dog crate for the younger girls. We found our three older girls had slipped under the chicken yard fence and were happily munching on our potted plants. Additionally, they had gotten into our freshly mulched tree rings and had scratched and thrown the mulch all over the garden gravel. Hey, at least one of them was kind enough to leave a fertilizer deposit. This all in the five minutes since I'd been outside the last time. Chickens are crafty little suckers! Going to work on securing the fence this morning.
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Little devils, aren't they? [​IMG]

    As long as you're reworking the fence, keep in mind that if they got out so easily, a predator could get in even more easily.
  3. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2011
    SE Idaho
    Naughty, naughty chickens! [​IMG] My strawberry plants are gone as well. I am always amazed at how fast they can do their demolition work! [​IMG]
  4. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I used to have pine straw mulch around all my bushes. Used to. At least they didn't eat the bushes....
  5. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 18, 2011
    Quote:You are very right, though this is the inner fence. We have a six food fence with trenched hardware cloth at the bottom. This yard is just to hold us over while we complete the walk in chicken run. Our girls are going to need the run for when I can't be outside. We are completely chancing it right now leaving them out. What is funny, I never noticed people having chickens up here until I got them. Now I see them wherever I drive. Ha ha

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