Squash no more!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Gatorbait, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. Gatorbait

    Gatorbait In the Brooder

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    My chickens ate my garden....I mean nothing left. All my squash are gone, my clintro is a stick, my beans are pulled up and gone. I know it was by birds as I caught them in the action... why would they rogue? Any ideas?
     
  2. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Songster

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    Chickens will eat EVERYTHING they have access to. If you have a garden or landscaping that you want to survive then you gotta have a fence. They are foragers by instinct and will scratch, peck, dig, and eat everything they find.
     
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2013
  3. nbenevento

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    Ummmm...they're chickens. That's what they do. You can't really teach a chicken not go in your garden or flower bed or neighbors yard. Keep them in a pen or keep your garden fenced in. Good luck!
     
  4. chfite

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    Chickens will eat everything. A fence is needed to keep them out of what you want to protect. That is what chicken wire is good for.

    At the end of the season, I let them into the garden. They clean up all the leftover plants and produce.

    Chris
     

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