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Pests/Ctrl Chicken Moat
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    Chicken Moat

    I am considering building a new garden complete surrounded by a chicken run, as a 'chicken moat' it seems to be called.

    Has anyone here built one of these?
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    You might have to be the guinea pig phloydius! I'd love to know if it works, too.

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    If I do it, it will have to be this coming spring. Researching the ideas now.
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    Looks like a neat way to control the weeds that grow up along the garden fence and help with the deer and woodchucks. I question how effective they are against bugs as most of the bugs that go after our garden fly.

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    I will be interested to hear the results

  6. #6
    Your chicken moat might need a top on it. My full-sized hens were able to clear a six to eight foot fence easily, even with one wing clipped.

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    One of the joys in life is watching your chickens jump, hop and fly up to catch swarming termites when they are flying off to new homes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martinhouse View Post
    Your chicken moat might need a top on it. My full-sized hens were able to clear a six to eight foot fence easily, even with one wing clipped.
    If/when I do it, the chicken area will need to be enclosed enough to protect from Hawks while I am not around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phloydius View Post
    If/when I do it, the chicken area will need to be enclosed enough to protect from Hawks while I am not around.
    You can manage that simply by crisscrossing some fishing line across the enclosure. Birds if prey are very leery of getting tangled or hitting anything when they stoop for prey.

    Summerthyme

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