We just moved our duck pen. It now encompasses my 6 4X4 raised bed garden area where I have raspberries, rhubarb, garlic, peonies, lilies, and come Spring potatoes growing. The plan was to fence the beds, and cover with bird/deer netting during growing season. So far one of the hens has gotten into the rhubarb bed three times (with three ft fence around it) and has noodled her little beak in the soil. I am hoping the rhubarb survives. Not an option to change the location again, since hubby reconstructed things to incorporate two houses (hens and drakes) in one big fence location. Raspberries got eliminated in the process - in favor of placing one duck house on top of them as it was a flat spot. Wasn't my choice for location, but now I need to figure out if I can still garden in these beds, or if I need to relinquish the whole area to ducks. (Yes, I know potatoes, rhubarb, potatoes, garlic can be toxic). Has anyone tried the backyard chicken (or in this case duck) thing, successfully without total annihilation of the garden? How did you protect the plants? I had originally planned on just the 12- 18" edging type fencing covered with bird netting, but obviously if a three foot fence isn't keeping the ducks out, I need a little more substantial solution. It does make it easy to incorporate the duck bedding and such after cleaning the pens! But, I am at a bit of a loss as to how I can successfully use the beds at this point. They have already adopted the spot where there garlic is planted as their favorite spot to sit. (no fencing up there yet.) Love my ducks, but love my garden too.