Is it possible to Train Chickens??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Megornot, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. Megornot

    Megornot Hatching

    Apr 5, 2008
    I am a gardener for a beautiful event center. We have about 15 free range chickens on our grounds whom I find quite wonderful. The problem is, they are eating our flowers.

    Has any one trained Chickens to not go into certain areas without a fence? (I goggled this and saw someone had used a broom - but not sure if this would be a long term thing)

    We would love to have harmony between the plants and the birds! any advice would be greatly appreciated!
  2. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Songster

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    could u temporarily put up a hot wire??
  3. alabama girl

    alabama girl Songster

    Apr 5, 2008
    Auburn, Al
    I had my chickens and vegetable beds separated by fishing line, we couldn't see it from distance, so it looked great aesthetically and worked wonderfully well with the chickens.
  4. Beekissed

    Beekissed Free Ranging

    Well, I know my Mom uses plastic snakes in the rows of her garden to keep out the birds....wonder if that would work for chickens? Maybe lay a few next to the beds? Or the plastic owls that have the motion sensor hooting?
  5. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Songster

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas just brought back a favorite memory of my favorite roo (now deceased) eating a snake when I still thought he was a she [​IMG] point is, I dunno about your chickens...but MY chickens EAT snakes [​IMG]

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