methods to keep chickens out of flower beds

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by P-F, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. P-F

    P-F In the Brooder

    Apr 4, 2008
    Delphos, Ohio
    I love letting my chickens free range. esp since they make their way to the barn and clean up spilt feed
    However they are destroying my flower beds.

    I really don't want to restrict them to their fenced pen but I have invested a lot of time and money in our landscaping

    Has anybody discovered any deturants to keep them out I know their are products for dogs and cats and deer was wondering if anyone has come up with anything that works!

    I have thought about using the decorative garden fencing but that would be expensive and I don't think it would be tall enough to keep them out.
  2. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    There is rabbit fencing I have seen some people use. Though a determined chicken will probably go right over that?
  3. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I block mine off with chicken fencing. It was from my left overs when I did the coop.
  4. scooter147

    scooter147 Songster

    Jul 30, 2008
    I bought the cheap chicken wire (very flimsy and has two inch holes) at Lowes. I think it was for $30 for 50 feet and it is two feet high.
    I have two thirty foot long flower/tree beds on each side of my yard. I simply use this to keep the chickens out.
    The one thing I like about it is it is so cheaply made that you have to be right on top of it before you even know it is there.
    I have had it in place since early spring and have not had a chicken go over it yet . I have a couple of blackberry bushes on the one side and they love blackberries and they try to go through it but have not gone over.
  5. halo

    halo Got The Blues

    Nov 22, 2007
    My Coop
    I let my older barred rock hens (4 of them) out in the evening when Im out to supervise. They used to make a bee-line to my house to scratch around my well mulched flower beds. Ive been chasing them out, and Ive even got Sweetie to where she'll chase them out of there. Now they hardly ever go there, they go straight to the paddocks where the horses dribble their grain, or to the barn, where theres just all kinds of goodies. But I do stay outside with them to make sure they dont sneak back.
  6. Alpha Roo

    Alpha Roo Songster

    Sep 10, 2008
    Apple Valley, CA
    about an hour and a half at 350 degrees should cure it!


    ok...not funny
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    Quote:You are so baaad.
  8. 12 Acres

    12 Acres Songster

    Mar 23, 2008
    Oak Harbor, OH
  9. P-F

    P-F In the Brooder

    Apr 4, 2008
    Delphos, Ohio
    This was very helpful

    I think I am going to try the bird netting.

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