Building a Garden Fence

How to Build a Garden Fence

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Before planting the garden having Free Range Chickens wasn’t a big deal. They would quietly stroll around the yard uttering the occasional crow or cackle. They’d scratch and peck through the yard searching for tender grasses, bugs or seeds. Our flower beds are a mix of established Iris, Azaleas and rose bushes so they were in no danger of chicken assault. The tender flowers on the homestead are contained in large pots placed on the various decks that surround the house. We didn’t really need a garden fence.

Vegetable Garden Planting

Garden Fence Protection

The first garden produce we planted was cole crops. The chickens didn’t seem to notice. The next day we planted onion starts and again the chickens were oblivious. This all changed when the beets and carrots started to come up and then we planted tomatoes and peppers. It seems once the chickens discovered there were tasty treats in what was once a dead zone of leaves and mulch everything we’d planted was fair game. What they didn’t peck at they tried with all their might to uncover. This led to a week of confinement that I’m sure if chickens could blog would paint me as the villain.

We Need a Garden Fence

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