Chickenzilla Flattens All Greenery!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by speckled_egg, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. speckled_egg

    speckled_egg In the Brooder

    Jan 31, 2009
    Hello all,

    My fearsome flock of ferocious fowl has decimated almost all signs of greenery in their run! In a yard that trends toward four-feet-tall grass and towering oak trees, this is a touch terrifying. Does anyone have any tricks or tips for balancing out the Chickenzilla rampage, so that I wind up with an evenly-munched yard instead of a bald patch on Rapunzel's head?

    Sincere thanks,

  2. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    Move them often? I don't know, but maybe their yard is too small.
  3. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    You'll have no luck keeping any kind of grass in their run. If they are free ranging they will attack the flower & garden beds but they will not kill all the grass!! Around the trees they will dig craters all over the place for their dust bathing!! Just the life of chicken keeping!!
  4. Pinky

    Pinky Songster

    Nov 15, 2008
    South GA
    I have a small plot of grass about 3 ft. by 3 ft in a cage to keep my chickens from digging it up. They eat what they can reach through the bird cage bars, but can't kill it. That's the only way I have had success with grass in my run [​IMG]
  5. CoupDePoop

    CoupDePoop In the Brooder

    Dec 25, 2010
    It's called a fence. That's the ONLY solution.

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