I have a flock of eight chickens and they dig up all the mulch in the backyard. I keep hearing "put up fence, it's your only option!". OK, lets be honest, fencing in all the flower beds around ANY house will look tacky and will make enjoying the plants POINTLESS. Plus, we all know chickens can fly (even if it's just a little)! Unless people put up 10 foot fences, I have a hard time beliveing fences do ANY good preventing digging. I've heard once that using rock instead of mulch will stop the scratching because chickens don't like digging in rocks. Can someone PLEASE confirm this!