What kind of plants can I plant to keep chickens off my garden?

want to have a garden , but chickens keep messing up my garden.
  8 answers
  • Kim Kim on May 27, 2014
    I'm curious to know the same thing! They scratch up everything!

  • Barbara R Barbara R on May 27, 2014
    Isn't that why they call it "chicken wire"?? lol

  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on May 27, 2014
    I would rely on a fence, not plants.

  • Steveforgacs Steveforgacs on May 27, 2014
    the only way to keep them out is by planting little land mines

  • Carole Carole on May 27, 2014
    Why not use a mobile chicken run. If it is on wheels, you can move it around your garden to new spots each day where you do want the chickens to scratch - happy chickens, happy plants, happy gardener!

  • Ruthie Ruthie on Jun 01, 2014
    Douglas, I don't want to put a fence; this will make "the garden" look ugly. But thanks for the suggestion.

    • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Jun 02, 2014
      @Ruthie The problem is that there are really no plants that are chicken deterrents.

  • Ruthie Ruthie on Jun 07, 2014
    None? there isn't a plant out there that chickens don't like!? Hard to believe this - But thx for the answers.

  • An American Homestead An American Homestead on Sep 04, 2014
    There many ways to make an attractive fence that is not ugly. I would do a pinterest search and see all the ways you can build a decorative fence. Nice railings, posts, etc. Of course the meat of the fence will need to be metal. And Douglas is right...chickens will a forest down to mud if you given them enough time.