Chickens in the garden

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

  1. jknow

    jknow New Egg

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    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 Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    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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