If you have chickens and a garden, you want to chicken-proof your plants without harming the chickens. Obviously, keep your chickens and your garden a safe distance apart. An easy way to do that is to build a fence of chicken wire. This is a no-brainer for your vegetable garden since there will be fresh, tender seedlings appearing. If you don’t want to use chicken wire, hedges, well-placed rocks and trellising can also work. Chickens love bare patches of dirt, so be sure to have a dust bath area far away from the garden for your chickens to frequent.
- There’s nothing like a freshly laid egg for breakfast.
- For this reason and because more and more people are concerned about how their food is grown, urban chicken farming is all the rage.
- Chickens scratch to get at bugs, often a boon to the gardener, but all that aggressive scratching can wreak havoc on tender plants.
“For this reason and because more and more people are concerned about how their food is grown, urban chicken farming is all the rage.”