How can you keep chickens out of the flower garden?

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Yes, everyone says chicken wire. Not really very attractive in the middle of the yard and feature garden area. Is there a plant or some natural product that we can put in the garden that will discourage them from digging, scratching and generally destroying the flowers?

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  • Sandra Sandra on Nov 15, 2017
    Rolls of wire 1/4 inch or 1/2 inch openings AKA contractors wire. Pvc usually, limp 2 or 3ft wide or tallc uts with scissors attach to fence that 's there staples wire brades
  • Dianacirce70 Dianacirce70 on Nov 15, 2017
    Unfortunately, chickens go where chickens want to go. You can try a more decorative type, low fence and offering them plants you don't care if they tear up in the ares you want them to go, but other than chicken wire covering the flower beds, chickens are pretty hard to deter
  • SouthernChic40 SouthernChic40 on Nov 15, 2017
    Put some chicken wire fencing around the flower garden. It doesn't really have to be that tall. Also an idea is to hang old foil pie pans around the fenced area to keep birds or any other critters out of your flowers.
  • Inetia Inetia on Nov 17, 2017
    If these are your chickens you will have to fence them in. Even when you feed them it is their nature to forage. You can put a compost pile in their enclosure and they will be happy to keep it turned over and weed-free. Happy chickens and happy flower gardener.
    • Janet Janet on Nov 17, 2017
      They have a fenced enclosure but they love to sneak out. Would let them roam free but they are way to destructive, especially when you have 15 of them running in flower beds. Thanks for the tip on the compost pile though. Its a great idea!! Maybe it will distract them at least a little.
  • Inetia Inetia on Nov 17, 2017
    I live in the city and I used to have chickens in my back yard. I already had a compost pile so I just put in a chicken house and a fence. Occasionally I’d buy crickets for them. If you want spiced eggs grow spices in the compost but lay rocks or bricks around them so the chickens can’t up-root them. Or cover them with wire baskets to regulate how far they can strip the plants. When you dig and divide your garden plants, plant one in fhe chicken garden. Anything that makes their space more attractive to them.