How to keep animals out of this???

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by TheChickMan, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. TheChickMan

    TheChickMan Out Of The Brooder

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    Next fall after my garden has been depleated of everything i deem edible my self, I want to let my chickens eat everything left over. It is 25 by 80 and i have to fence it in if i let them out. I need help because i also have cats and a dog who would love to get underneath of there and have a chicken supper. Does anyone have suggestions on how to make a temporary fence animal proof ? and what foods can chickens not eat, ive heard tomatoes are bad, was just wondering if there is any other ones. comments appreciated greatly
     
  2. MotorcycleChick

    MotorcycleChick Gone quackers

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    I have not heard of tomatoes being bad. Mine eat them often. I do know onions and garlic will flavor the eggs. For the most part, chickens won't eat what they shouldn't. It does happen, though. There should be a list in the learning center.
    As for animal proofing, I used bricks on the outside of the fence. This year I am putting the fencing into the ground, and making it permanent.
    Unless you have chicks or bantams, cats are not much of a threat. Chickens are bigger than them.
     
  3. JackE

    JackE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could surround the garden with Premier's electrified poultry netting. That would make for a quick and easily movable fence. You can power it up with a solar or household electrics. And tomatoes are alright for chickens, my birds love em.
    Jack
     

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