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Chickens in the garden

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jknow, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. jknow

    jknow New Egg

    Apr 7, 2016
    We are thinking of doing chickens in the backyard. We also have a garden. If we didn't pen them up would they peck our vegetables and plants?
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    They will quickly destroy all gardens by digging, scratching and pecking. You will need a fence around your garden. Mines only two foot tall and the chickens don't hop over it, but I do have lots of land for them to range on.

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