Ok,so gardening with chickens can be amazing, they provide pest control, they weed like champions and their manure… oh, glorious chicken manure is pure gold for the garden. But, gardening with chickens can be a double-edged sword. They are like tiny organic rototillers in the garden, they toss mulch everywhere and can devour young perennials before they even get a chance to get going.
Believe it or not, chicken wire is perfect for keeping chickens out of the garden. But I have an entire suburban half acre of gardens, and I just can’t fence it all. Instead, I’ve opted to spot protect my beloved perennials with chicken wire cloches.
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