Thursday, April 28, 2016

Interior Garden Fence

You know we like things as natural as possible around here at the Hayes Homestead and what's a more natural, organic way to till, weed and fertilize your garden than with chickens!?

We love having the chickens forage through our garden, but what we didn't like was that they could possibly eat/compromise the perennials we have planted.

Time to build a fence!

Jason (with a little help, of course) threw a fence up in no time. 


Our perennial area is only about 1/4 of the garden so it wasn't a huge space to block off. 

Some fence posts, some trellis, and some muscles is all it took.  Oh, and a level...

Once the fence was up, we put the chickens in.  They were in digging, pecking, bug-hunting heaven.

We try to have the chickens in there a few times per week, but we've been noticing a lot of hawks flying overhead lately so we've been a bit more cautious.  We prefer to let them "free range" in the garden, but we also use our Mobile Chicken Shelter if we can't be outside with them.  Oliver is always in there with them, but he might run to the chickens for protection if there was any danger nearby :) 

The fence looks great and it's so nice to be able to let the chickens take care of our garden for us without having to worry about them eating our strawberry, rhubarb or asparagus plants.

Happy Gardening!

~ Sara :)

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