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    Plinker

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    backyard chickens

    I was wondering if anyone had any tricks to keeping chickens out of the hosta plants around the house? We have had chickens for a little over a year and just this spring they have started to peck away at only the hostas in our landscaping.

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    Keep them in a run

    what about a coyote head on a pole in there? Are they afraid of preditors?
    Amazing Grace, how sweet was her sound.

    Love them as if you'll lose them.

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    The only chicken in my back yard is on the BGE or the Traeger?

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    Plinker

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    They seem to have no fear of anything really. I've only had one killed though in the last year.

    I thought about maybe putting seven dust around the plants, but not sure how effective it will be.

    Quote Originally Posted by hoosierdoc View Post
    Keep them in a run

    what about a coyote head on a pole in there? Are they afraid of preditors?

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    Plinker

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    I don't have a run either, at least not yet. May end up building one, as the wife is getting tired of watching the plants turn into shreds...

    Quote Originally Posted by hoosierdoc View Post
    Keep them in a run

    what about a coyote head on a pole in there? Are they afraid of preditors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Rigger View Post
    as the wife is getting tired of watching the plants turn into shreds...
    My posts solves all your problems in a tasty way!

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    I wonder if it's the hostas they are after, or something ON the hostas? Some hostas are slug food, maybe the chickens are eating the slugs and tearing up the plants in the process?

    I was curious, and did a search. Looks like chickens loooove hostas. Someone said they don't like the blue hostas.
    Last edited by CindyE; 04-26-2017 at 19:43. Reason: research

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    Plinker

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    Then I would lose all my delicious eggs every day!
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    Put fencing around the hostas, or put fencing around the chickens.
    Ryan "ElDirector"


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    Quote Originally Posted by hoosierdoc View Post
    ...what about a coyote head on a pole in there?...
    A chicken​ head on a pole...as a sign to the others.

    ​Bullies suck. They also make you stronger.

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