Kicking dirt into the lawn and its a muddy mess

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  1. nwgirl

    nwgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Pacific Northwest lawn has turned to mud this winter. I have four hens who have kicked a ton of dirt out of the garden beds and into the lawn. Any ideas about how to keep the dirt out of the lawn? Maybe some sort of garden edging??? H-E-L-P!!!
     
  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

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    cheap garden fencing...
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I've dealt with the same thing here. In fact I had dig a small dry moat along my run that I clean out and put into the garden every month or so so that they don't ruin the lawn next to the run.
     
  4. Fuffy

    Fuffy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ummm..... I hate to say it, but I think you just have to decide: Chickens or garden [​IMG]

    I'm afraid at our house the chooks have their own bit which is more than big enuf to call it free range, and that's it. [​IMG]
     
  5. nwgirl

    nwgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I knew you were going to say that. [​IMG] I think you're right, but I hate the thought of keeping them contained, yet I see no other choice. Spring is coming and I need to rake all the dirt back into the garden and reseed my lawn.
     
  6. Liney

    Liney New Egg

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    I have placed really large rocks around my garden edge and also in between the plants. This stops them form kicking and scratching dirt yet they can still peck away. I have only done this in my smaller beds along walkways.
     

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