For hundreds of years families have had gardens and chickens both. Yet, in old pictures of my farming family, at least, I don't see fences around the gardens and yet the chickens were free ranging. How did the old-timers keep the chickens out of the garden? How do you do it now? I am at war with my own flock right now, trying to keep them out of the garden. Anyone have any suggestions? (I do have a 4 foot picket fence lined with chicken wire along the bottom so they can't go under, and I'm considering adding more height to the fence, combined with clipping wings, so they cannot hop over the fence any more.) Just wondering if there are any other cheap options out there (e.g. not involving electricity).