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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JamiesGarden, May 10, 2011.

  1. JamiesGarden

    JamiesGarden Hatching

    May 10, 2011
    I just joined and live in East Tennessee.
    Not totally unfamiliar with chickens but first time I've raised my own.
    Have six leghorns at about six weeks old. Just moved them to the coop yesterday. Ordered six guineas too.
    I raise a big garden every year and last year the squash bugs took over. Don't use poison so it's either share with the bugs or share with the chickens. Think I made the right choice. I live a little back in the sticks so there are plenty of ticks and mosquitos around (the reason for the guineas).
    And bring on the fresh, home grown eggs!
    Great to be on here!

  2. darkmatter

    darkmatter Songster

    Jul 10, 2009
    Quote:I've had the same problem with squash bugs before too. Couple years ago I expanded my Chicken Run up to my garden which shares a fence. You can't let the adult chickens it without them tearing up the garden plants. However, serendipitously, I had left the bottom foot of fencing with the 1"X2" mesh. The mother hen with chicks had the chicks entering the garden; they didn't tear up the garden plants, but did wipe out all the bugs they could find including the squash bugs. It was kind of funny seeing the MotherHen clucking to get her babies back thru the fence while they had no intention of coming back until they got the last bug they could see.
    I do have a chicken door in the Run/Garden fence and let the flock in after I'm done with the garden in the fall, they spend all winter gleaning and tilling up my garden adding fertilizer. It really makes it easy to plant in the spring with minimum preparation. Wish I had thought of that a couple decades ago!
  3. grammypam

    grammypam Songster

    Mar 16, 2010
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  4. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    [​IMG] from Indiana!!! [​IMG]
  5. Inkheart

    Inkheart Songster

    Aug 15, 2010
    Columbus Ohio
  6. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
  7. KlaHaYa Gardens

    KlaHaYa Gardens Songster

    Apr 14, 2011
    Welcome! [​IMG]

    Enjoy those guineas! (And the chickens, too.)

  8. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
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  10. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
    LaFayette, NY
    [​IMG] from NY

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