coop near the garden?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by packman, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. packman

    packman New Egg

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    new to chickens and I am thinking of increasing from 4 hens to 8 and I will be building a larger coop. our tractor is in a small orchard area with raised beds for veggies. if I build the new coop in this area will the hens eat my wifes veggie plants thru the summer? Thanks in advance for the help
     
  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, and welcome.

    If your hens have access to the veggies, then most definitely, they will eat them. [​IMG]
     
  3. blake6738

    blake6738 New Egg

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    I am a new subscriber.I am turning my old well house into a chicken coop.I am thinking of concreteing the floor and was wordering if any one had any good advice on this.


    thank you
     
  4. thasista

    thasista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would fence the garden if you move your chickens.
     
  5. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC.
    Concrete floors are not bad for chicken to walk on. Just keep bedding on the floor for them to walk on and scratch through.
     
  6. nova022

    nova022 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    from my experience chickens will eat or dig up anything they can get too. I plant a section especially for my chickens so they can get fresh produce, but anything I want to keep for the family is outside their fenced area.
     

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