darn things ate all my flowers!!!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by klf73, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    I let my 11 week old chicks free range (they are large). I always put food in the yard and they come back and eat every now and then. Well today I figured I would make them pick up their spillover. They pecked and scratched a little and then I saw them on my deck eating my flowers [​IMG] . They NEVER bothered them before. They picked each and every little purple flower off my plants [​IMG] . I chased them away but they kept coming back. I finally caved and gave them their food bowl, and they left my other plants alone. Little boogers

    Krista
     
  2. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    Extortion! [​IMG]
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

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    Sounds like what they do!
     
  4. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2008
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    That is cute but I am sorry about the flowers.
     
  5. cherrychicken

    cherrychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my chickens ate like half of my first homegrown squash! "ya darn kids"
     
  6. Nuggetsowner:)

    Nuggetsowner:) Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine totally destroyed my herb garden earlier this week. :mad:
     
  7. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    A few weeks ago, mine got into the chard and ate it all to the ground. Then they scratched up the roots and made a dust bath out of it. [​IMG]

    It's who they are. It's what they do.
     
  8. lovethoseeggs

    lovethoseeggs Out Of The Brooder

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    Ours like to rearrange the pine needles we have around our trees all the time. Luckily they have found the garden yet, since it is on the other side of house, which they haven't discovered as of yet.
     
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  9. SusanJoM

    SusanJoM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:They will....
    They will....
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They will eventually eat everything. If you want flowers and gardens and nice neat beds keep the chickens locked up or locked out.
     

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