experimenting with ways to protect plants and flowers

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Moonflowerlady, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. Moonflowerlady

    Moonflowerlady Hatching

    Oct 25, 2012
    Northern Ca near CHICO
    We have raised chicken before about 10 years ago and I was all for doing it again so we started a new flock in April 2012 - what i forgot was how distructive they can be. FIRST thing i have been insisting on ( after replanting my bagonias 3 xs)
    Is limiting the time they are out since i am not always home my 12 year old son is suppose to watch them.( as they scratch up ground cover it took 5 years to grow) Needless to say i am on a mission to protect my flowers ( and keep the chickens)
    I have started putting different kinds of wire down on the ground hardware cloth, chicken wire, & plastic latice and plastic poultry netting. Its going to be a lot of work but since they have already spent the summer scratching up much of my flowers i have alot of replanting to do! I will keep anyone interested in the results informed of my progress. And if u have tried anything that has been successful please share. MY GOAL is to have the plant protection pleasing to look at and discrete !

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