how to stop digging

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cary 1973, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. cary 1973

    cary 1973 Chillin' With My Peeps

    so my girls have tried to dig to china in the middle of the yard where everyone walks I have filled it in multiple times I dont know what the heck they do with the dirt it just disapears into thin air [​IMG] I dont care about there digging under the trees or in my garden during winter or anywhere in there run but this one spot are ankle brakers how do i get them to stop digging there

    I filled it up with dirt from there run at 4pm its less then half hour later and the whole is back to where it was before I started (2 bucket full of dirt the kind of buket that kitty litter comes in)
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2012
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Sorry, you're gonna have to but down a barrier like pavers, or a fence to keep them away from wherever you don't want them at all. Mine started digging around the piers for my propane tank and I was afraid they'd undercut one end. I purchased medium sized Cobble/river rock -about a quarter yard - and placed it under the tank and around the piers, enough to make a layer of a couple cobbles deep. They now dig elsewhere.
     
  3. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2 Your best bet is going to be to cover it up or block it off. It is impossible to get them to stop digging because it is so ingrained.

    Do they have dust baths already? If not you could give them a nice big one so they don't have to dig to bath. But, they still might and they will always dig for bugs and treats and grit.

    Good luck!
     
  4. cary 1973

    cary 1973 Chillin' With My Peeps

    oh they have a nice big dust bath they never use but they made there own under the bushes that too are almost to china i think they dig this part of yard as it has humgusly big night crawler worms thats what started this there was a small dead tree there and i pulled it up and attached to what little roots where left was a 2 big worms the girls seen before i did and gobbled them up this hole fist both my size 10 shoe in with pleanty of room to move around pluse it goes up to my ankle and getting bigger by the day and its right in the walk way i guess i will have to go buy some stepping stone or somthing or make chicken stew for dinner :) j/k
     
  5. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol. Sounds like mine. I have 2 that use the bath and the rest just dig holes all around the bath. :)
     
  6. arcy liger

    arcy liger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    after puting dirt in it just water it nicely ..... it works on mine..
     

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