What do you use to keep the girls out of the veg garden?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by msjones, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. msjones

    msjones Out Of The Brooder

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    I love my new chickens. I love to let them out when I can.

    They love my vegetable garden. The carrot tops, the lettuce seedlings, the cherry tomatoes, the cucumbers (probably their favorite). Mmm, mmm, good. It's like a chicken buffet. [​IMG]

    I put plastic poultry netting around it to keep them out for the time being, but that's not too pretty.

    What have you used that looks okay? I'm not terribly picky, but wonder if there's some kind of fencing that would look better and not cost too, too much. (The garden is about 20 x 10 feet.)
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    most of us use the plastic poultry netting. Yeah... it's not pretty but it does the job.
     
  3. fasbendera

    fasbendera Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fence or stand guard. Mine LOVE tomatoes.
     
  4. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    We have a picket fence to keep them out. I had to rebuild it this summer to make the spaces between the pickets too tight for the hens to squeeze through.
     
  5. Big C

    Big C J & C Farms

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    Fence
     
  6. CityChook

    CityChook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My DH built me a fence around the vegetable garden for my birthday this spring. We had the best garden in YEARS this season. And foiled the naughty hens...

    [​IMG]

    ETA: This fence cost about $120. My garden is 10x14. It's just lumber (4x4 and 2x4) and 2x3 green coated welded wire.
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2009
  7. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Electric mesh fencing in dark green. I have electric fencing all over my property, but it is usually white. The dark green blends in with the terrain very well. All the animals have learned that mesh fencing means "Stay Away!" Very effective.
     
  8. cristy17

    cristy17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    My 3 dogs make sure the chickens stay in their "area" and if they stray, the dogs herd them back.
     
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I had to put a fence around mine..the greedy little beasts! [​IMG]
     
  10. msjones

    msjones Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Pretty garden! It looks great. We could do something like that for even less, since the garden is already bordered by a fence on one side. Thanks for the picture!
     

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