I have spent most of the summer refurbishing my extensive perennial beds. They are all mulched and ready for winter. Unfortunately, my free-range chickens find these gardens to be ideal for digging and taking dirt baths. Has anyone discovered a way to keep chickens out of gardens short of erecting an unattractive fence? Is there any type of repellent similar to those used to keep cats from using gardens for litter boxes? I don't want to keep my chickens locked up, but that's the only sure-fire solution that I've found so far.