Chickens in the Garden

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by montbwcc, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. montbwcc

    montbwcc New Egg

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    My 10 wk. old fryer chicks have found my cucumber patch. Any ideas on how to encourage them to stay out of the garden? I've had layers for a long time without this problem. . . any help? I have an electric fence with two low wires, but they just slide right under.
     
  2. Chickaholic

    Chickaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Washington!! Is there a way to block them out with a small "make shift" fence?? I only have show girls and layers that mostly free roam in their own yard, So I don't know if I am much help [​IMG] Sorry [​IMG]
     
  3. crittersitter

    crittersitter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from NY!
     
  4. Lesa

    Lesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicken wire fencing is great at keeping chickens out!! No garden is safe around a hungry chicken!
     
  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    [​IMG] from Indiana!
    Poultry wire or deer netting are cheap options. Deer netting is especially cheap, but you do have to place an occasional landscape staple along the bottom, as it's rather flimsy.
     

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