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Keeping them out! - PickyP - 06-01-2018

Can anyone give me some advice as to how I can keep my chickens out of the garden. They have a 3 acre paddock and meadow with a lovely wooded area, but insist on coming over the 5 bar gate into the garden and are currently digging up all my spring bulbs. I have clipped their wings but they can hop onto the gate and off the other side.

Does anyone have any idea how I can keep them out? OH is getting most upset Blush


RE: Keeping them out! - eggy - 06-01-2018

(06-01-2018, 02:16 PM)PickyP Wrote: Can anyone give me some advice as to how I can keep my chickens out of the garden. They have a 3 acre paddock and meadow with a lovely wooded area, but insist on coming over the 5 bar gate into the garden and are currently digging up all my spring bulbs. I have clipped their wings but they can hop onto the gate and off the other side.

Does anyone have any idea how I can keep them out? OH is getting most upset Blush
Fenceing. It's the only way and it will safeguard against foxes if you do it right.


RE: Keeping them out! - zenith - 06-01-2018

Can you extend the height of the gate and put chicken wire on it ?  Smile


RE: Keeping them out! - april - 06-01-2018

I suspect Eggy meant to write Electric Fencing although this would be very expensive round a 3 acre paddock.


RE: Keeping them out! - scotsfran - 07-01-2018

If they can't get over the gate (assuming that we find a way to stop them) can your chickens get over either side of this gate? Just to give an idea of how big an area we need to stop them.


RE: Keeping them out! - eggy - 08-01-2018

how many chickens are we talking about ?


RE: Keeping them out! - k9crystal - 11-01-2018

extend the height of your gate with trellis or some such. You could also consider the plastic spike strips that deter pigeons supposedly.If the gate is not a nice perch then your girls may give up using it. That said they will then look for another way in Big Grin