Keeping Chickens Out of Flower Beds

March 16, 2010

Chicken walking along side a flower bedAny ideas on how to keep chickens out of the garden and flower beds? Last year they kept digging up new flower plants as quickly as I planted them. They dig them up and then lay in the hole they have dug.


By Margo smith from Ogden, UT


March 19, 20101 found this helpful

I was having the same problem with my neighbors chickens. I was reminded that my grandfather always used a couple rubber snakes and just re-arrange them every so often. I tried it and so far so good, the chickens stay away and the birds have not come to visit either.

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June 19, 20102 found this helpful

Hi! I know most of you don't work at Mickey D's and may not have access to alot of coffee grounds but I use old coffee grounds to keep my chickens out of my flower beds. At first they went into them (maybe they thought they'd like it) but I haven't had a problem since the first or second time they tried it.


I tried using moth balls to keep my rabbits from eating my husband's small trees and found out that at least one chicken ate one. I cooked some eggs and noticed a distinctive flavor. It took awhile but I recognized it as mothballs! Luckily the customers that purchase our eggs didn't notice anything "off".

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September 24, 20190 found this helpful

My hen had her chicks in my planter flower bed she is not safe

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February 5, 2008

My next door neighbor has a problem with another neighbor's chickens crossing the street and visiting her newly laid, expensive flower beds.

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August 12, 2009

Does anyone know how to keep chickens out of flower beds? They are destroying the mulch.

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March 16, 2010

How do you keep chickens out of flower beds?

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