How can I keep my chickens out of my flower pots?

by Laurie
We let the birds put of their pen during the day. A few of them like to scratch the dirt out of some of the flower pots and beds. Is there a safe chicken repellent?

  6 answers
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Oct 14, 2017

    Put Chicken Wire tube around your pot or pots... wire

    • Laurie Laurie on Oct 15, 2017

      I was considering this. Maybe build a lightweight removable frame that plants can grow thu and looks nice. Or lock the birds up but they love running around.

  • Judy Judy on Oct 14, 2017

    Plant fragerant flowers with the plant you are growing. Most animals do not like a different scent.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Oct 14, 2017

    Make sure they aren't in their reach, have a temporary fence that you can put up around the area that they pick on the pots.

  • DesertRose DesertRose on Oct 14, 2017

    Put smooth river rocks in the plant containers to cover all the dirt, more than one layer deep to well cover it. They cannot get in it that way. It also keeps neighbors cats out of the dirt of the containers also.

  • Kellie Collins Kellie Collins on Oct 14, 2017

    my sister raises chickens as pets and for the eggs and she said she would try putting stones on top of the soil. i like the fragrant flowers idea and putting them up high ideas too!

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Oct 15, 2017

    Make the re-moveable frames..sounds good.. It was a pleasure.....