There should be a *RANT* section

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by holliewould, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. holliewould

    holliewould Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last year I clipped my chickens wings to prevent them from flying over my garden fence. Well they just got done molting and have new wing feathers. What do you think was the first thing they did with their new feathers? Flew over the garden fence and beaked up everything. Nothing survived in my little garden. Not even one bleak weed remains. I'm heartbroken. I feel like a Fraggle that's constantly rebuilding what the destroyers eat. Thanks for letting me rant, I know most of you feel my pain.

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  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Yup, i feel your pain. I cant have any flowers in my yard at all [​IMG] ... they tore up my flower bed i worked so hard on.. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. chicknjane

    chicknjane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They destroyed my strawberry patch and totally uprooted by Scotchbroom. Argh! [​IMG]
    Oh, but a rant section would be good, but occassionally can have the potential to be not so family friendly.
     
  4. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

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    That really does stink.... [​IMG]


    I think the Rant section is "Random Ramblings"
     
  5. I have to take a freak-en snow shovel to put back all the mulch and crap those heathens mess with in the flowers.
     
  6. holliewould

    holliewould Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Duh! I see it now. My chickens have me so angry that I didn't even see that section. Thanks.
     
  7. holliewould

    holliewould Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ugh. If I had that shovel right now, I would......... now I'm having evil thoughts. Gaw they got me so angry. My garden was doing so good too. I feel the need to get back at them. I want to retaliate somehow. Maybe pluck some butt feathers or something LOL.
     
  8. The Zoo

    The Zoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup been there done that so I built a run with a 7 foot tall fence and loads of bark for them to scratch through and they've shown no desire to hop the fence. So far. Though they do look at my new plants and sort of lick their lips.....if they had lips.
     
  9. Barrett Farm

    Barrett Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    I can relate to the feeling of seeing something so small making so much damage in your yard.
    I remember the shasta daisies without any petals. All stems, leaves and little black nubs. Or the scratched and ripped impatiens that are barely found after the crowd stomps through the yard.
    I had four hens who insisted on jumping over the fence around their yard so they could have all my flowers and vegetables. I finally charged the fence. Guess what. They have been persuaded to stay in their yard. I haven't had to turn the fence on in weeks.

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    I ran an energized wire with 16 gauge wire along side the wire portion of the fence. When the chicken lands on the fence, her little thumb wraps around the energized wire and WOW she jumps back into her yard.
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2009
  10. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    oh, sorry. [​IMG] Start humming the Fraggle Rock tune. You will feel better.
     

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