Need Advice

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by smk2010, May 20, 2011.

  1. smk2010

    smk2010 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 25, 2010
    Is there a way to prevent or discourage my chickens from going in my front yard and digging up all my flower gardens or hopping the fence (3-4 ft) and destroying my vegetable garden??? I've gone outside a dozen time to find the chickens in my flower beds and my flower bulbs and mulch scattered across the lawn! I've tried scaring them away from the area by yelling and running at them, used a hose a few times (they enjoyed that too much), and even putting up a small retainer wall around the flowers but nothing seems to work. I am at my whit's end [​IMG] and am beginning to think about filling my freezer with CHICKEN. They have 19 acres to roam yet they prefer my flower beds and vegetable garden!! Help Please [​IMG]
  2. mamabigbird

    mamabigbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 11, 2010
    Vancouver Island, B.C.,
    You need a higher fence and/or clip their wings. They are soooo persistent once they set their sights on some forbidden target.

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