Chickens in my garden beds while I was weeding...Grrr

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chickenannie, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought it was humorous until they dug up (coincidentally) the entire bed of chicks 'n hens (or cats 'n kittens, or whatever you like to call them). I was soooo mad at them, they just wouldn't leave me alone to do my work -- darting in every time I pulled a weed. Had to cover the whole darn bed with chicken netting just to protect it from them. How the heck am I gonna keep my new plants alive?
     
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  2. newchickenfamily

    newchickenfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] [​IMG] How ironic that they dug up the chicks n hens plants! [​IMG]
     
  3. chickens4jojo

    chickens4jojo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It might be easier to fence in your gardent than to fence in your chickens??

    I read that somewhere and need to follow my own advice because my chickens "beheaded" all my wonderful pepper plants.... [​IMG]
     
  4. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Your going to have to fence it. Chickens will eat any veggies and dig up alot of the plants. I turned mine loose in my annual herb beds after harvesting and they did a nice job of turning up the entire plot and destroying any leftover plants.
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yep, I fence in the garden.
     
  6. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    Chickens love, love, love that fresh potting soil, all loose and fluffy. If you want to have any hope of a garden, put up a fence. Chickens cannot be trained to stay out of the garden. i've tried.
     
  7. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did put up a garden, but this is a 2 x 3 foot bed in front of the house --not really worth fencing in. When it was weedy I didn't mind so much. Now that i've cleaned out the weeds, i want it to stay purty!

    By the way, turns out that turkeys love love love Chinese cabbage. They stripped mine down to the soil like it's candy.
     
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  8. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Yup, it's perfect for a dust bath. [​IMG]
     

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