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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ebwilson, May 25, 2016.

  1. ebwilson

    ebwilson New Egg

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    Hi. We got our first 5 hens from a breeder last Saturday so are VERY new to backyard chickens! So far it has been a blast! I had no idea they'd be so entertaining!

    (Reason I was looking for this site was in hopes someone could tell me if I there is anything I can safely spray on my zucchini plants to keep the hens from eating the leaves?)

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  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined the flock! I would suggest you put a little fence of some sort around those plants, because chickens can be incredibly destructive in vegetable gardens. They not only eat the plants and veggies that takes their fancy, they also dig craters to dust bath in, pull out smaller plants and make a big mess in general. AFTER the harvest they are great for cleaning up though!
     
  3. ebwilson

    ebwilson New Egg

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    Thank you!! So much to do and learn!!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Sumi has given you the big picture. Even plastic mesh fencing will keep the chickens out. [​IMG]
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     

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