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How to keep chickens out of raised beds

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by portlandpeeps, May 18, 2010.

  1. portlandpeeps

    portlandpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Apr 13, 2007
    Portland Oregon
    Here's what we came up with for keeping our free-roaming chickens out of the raised beds:

    http://portlandpeeps.blogspot.com/2010/05/garden-solutions.html

    We built three cages for each bed so they can easily be pulled off when plants get too tall. I'm thinking things like lettuce, carrots, cilantro, beets, radishes grow low enough that the cages can stay put. But taller or creeping plants like potatoes, basil, tomatoes will get a head start before the girls can nibble or dig up the starts.
     
  2. schellie69

    schellie69 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 8, 2009
    Kansas
    I put up a fence with a small simple gate that has a hook/latch it works great they stay out of garden and my plants can just grow if anyone wants I can take pictures and post them.
     

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