I have never had a veggie garden and chickens at the same time. This coming Spring/Summer will be our first time merging the two in our backyard. I am very curious whether we will be battling eachother over what they are allowed to eat. Because of the way our veggie beds are configured, it will be very hard to fence in the different raised beds....they are not all lined up, but are in an "L" shape wrapped around the coop. Normally our hens have free rein of the backyard and they have yet to destroy our plants or our lawn which I hear is very unusual. Somehow they seem to always migrate to the far corner of the yard where they scratch and dig to their heart's content--fine by us as it's an unused corner. So, how do you protect your raised beds? Build moveable screens to cover them? Will they destroy a bean pole teepee before it's large enough to produce? If I put in 8" tall edging around some lettuce, will they jump over this? (I saw a pic where someone did this and somehow they claimed it held the hens out of the bed!) Would love to hear your experiences!