Today's Quote

“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Chickens and Gardens

Why are my chickens so stinking difficult?! I think I have spent more time and money over the years trying to keep them out of the garden and it seems nothing ever works for very long. I know people who have short 4 ft. fences and not a chicken in the garden. I can have 6 foot fences and the still get over and in. I have 10 acres of land and only 1 in garden area. you would think that they could make do with the other 9 acres, but no they spend their days finding a way into my garden. We are now putting up bird netting to keep them out this year. Next year I am not sure what we will need as most of the fence is already 6 feet tall. Every year we have to do something else to keep them out as they figure out how to maneuver through our fences. I am so tired and frustrated by chickens it is unreal. I have better things to do than worry about chickens in the garden and they are always in there and they always know when I have planted seeds and make a beeline for the spot that I planted. Somedays, I really don't like chickens very much and consider eating every single one of them! Uggh, I gotta go finish the bird netting! Have a great day! Kat


Marmee's Pantry said...

It's the chipmonks here ~ for 3yrs in a row I had beautiful cukes, summer squash & zucs ~ then, last yr, it's like they discovered my plans & I had NOTHING! argh! Trying to figure out what to do this yr, maybe more mint & other companion plants that varmints hate.

Blessings from Ohio...

Anonymous said...

We cut one wing so they can not fly as good and it usually keeps them in, if not cut both wings on the stubborn chickens.