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How to protect your edibles from your chooks

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How to protect your edibles from your chooks

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So we let our girls free range quite often when we are home. The only thing is, they love the garden as much as we do  !! 
I had to put up some simple fencing - trellis and stakes , to stop them scratching and eating our edibles. It’s just a short fence and I can access the bed easily. Now we have our garden and the girls have the rest 😂 

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How to protect newly planted edibles from your Chooks

Protecting your newly planted edibles from your chooks is easy by using a few stakes and some chicken mesh. 


I am growing a Truss Tomato and Climbing Red Spinach up the chook run fence to provide some extra shade for the hot months to come. 
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Re: How to protect your edibles from your chooks

Nice one @mich1972. I'm sure all those who have backyard chickens will really appreciate these tips. 

 

Many thanks for sharing.

 

Jason

 

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Re: How to protect newly planted edibles from your Chooks

Good stuff @mich1972 👍

 

As a fellow backyard chook person, I share your concern about the chooks enjoying the garden just a bit too much. 😁

I like that plastic roll up stuff you have used as a fence.

 

I'll take some photos tomorrow to show what I have done here, as I free range my girls all day, but have a number of garden beds that they look at as an all you can eat buffet. 😮

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Re: How to protect newly planted edibles from your Chooks

I look forward to seeing your photos 😊🐓

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