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chickens in my garden

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by elkracer, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. elkracer

    elkracer New Egg

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    :)Hi, I'm Deb
    I think I'm ready to try this! My biggest concern is my garden. I have raised beds with no fencing. Will the chickens eat my veggies? I stake my tomato and pepper plants so nothing sits on the ground.
    Thanks
     
  2. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    [​IMG], Deb!

    Glad to have you here! [​IMG]

    Yup, chickens love gardens (and veggies). You'll need to keep those separated from one another if you want a taste of anything in your garden.
     
  3. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. sandyj

    sandyj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens eat anything and I mean anything!!!! Welcome for Minnestoa. [​IMG]

    sandyj
     
  5. HenSpa

    HenSpa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hey, Deb! Welcome to BYC. I'm in the process of building my raised bed garden also. But I did the opposite of you: started my chickens first! [​IMG]

    I'm putting posts in the ground and am stretching a wire fence around the beds. But not for the chickens; for other creatures around here.

    The other option you have - besides a fence - is to do a chicken tractor or fixed run rather than free-ranging your chickens. I have a tractor myself.
     
  6. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Hi Deb, [​IMG] from South Carolina!

    I tried chickens in my garden, because so many books said it would keep bugs, weeds, etc. down. Obviously, the authors of those books NEVER had chickens. They will eat everything!

    I replanted twice, before I figured it out! [​IMG]

    Good luck! But do fence in, and cover the top - chickens can fly, ya know!
     
  7. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

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