What's the best way to keep my chickens out of my flower beds?

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  • Dianacirce70 Dianacirce70 on Jul 10, 2017
    Unless you like the look of chicken wire there is pretty much no way. Chickens go where chickens want to go. You can make a temporary cover for when they are out, but if they free range all day, that won't help you much. Mine have a large run and then they get a couple hours of free range a day, and they tend to stay around their coop and some wood debris we have from a tree we took down. But I know I'm lucky in that, they rarely go in my garden areas, unless it planting time, then they steal the corn seed.

  • Judi Scharns Judi Scharns on Jul 10, 2017
    Fences, chicken tractors, which are tunnels that run around your garden to keep the chickens in the runs and eating bugs but not your plants.

  • Moonalisa Crabass Moonalisa Crabass on Jul 11, 2017
    There is a green coated chicken wire that I use in my garden. You can make a border fence with it, or hoop it over your vulnerable flowers. Not knowing how extensive your flower beds are, its hard to advise the best approach with the fencing. However, the green wire blends with your plants, so it's not as noticeable. It is also easy to cut, bend, and shape, you just need a basic set of wire cutters and a pair of gloves. Just watch your cut ends, while working with it, and be sure to fold them into your finished shape to avoid future snags and scrapes.

  • Rug24680030 Rug24680030 on Jul 11, 2017
    Eat the Chickens. MMMMMM

  • Elizabeth Dion Elizabeth Dion on Jul 14, 2017
    Not sure why you want to keep them out as theirs is the best manure for flowers and vegetables.

  • Lorrie Lorrie on Jul 14, 2017
    Thanks for your criticism! Sarcasm intended. My chickens are pulling out my flowers. They have a grand time scratching around and pecking at the pretty flowers.