Friday, June 8, 2012

Chickens in the Herbs

That is right the hens have been in my herb beds and have came pretty close to destroying half of the plants.
We dug through the shed and found some of this wire fencing to temporary keep them out.  We did not have enough to put it in prettily, had to cut a few corners.
This only worked for a day or two then they started hopping over the fence and proceeded to scratch and dirt bath the day away.  So the next temporary barrier was some plastic mesh we use for different gardening projects.
Like I said these were just temporary fixes until the hubs finished building some fencing to enclose the boxes.
After we had these in place the feathered ladies stayed out for a day or two until they figured out that they could just step between the horizontal rails.  So the dear hubs had to cut more horizontal rails to attach in the middle between the top and bottom rails.  Finally we seem to have foiled the raiding of the herb gardens.
So far I have only cleaned out one box and replanted the empty spots.
There are three more to be replanted and prettied up, as long as these persistent ladies will keep moving along to buggier pastures.
This is Millie, she needs to keep moving on.  Happy Farmgirl Friday!


7 comments:

So Very Domestic said...

I love your herb gardens but it's sad your hens are getting to them. I'm a little jealous that you have hens and I hope you find a way to keep them out of your garden! Good luck!

Bee Lady said...

Sounds like a good country song...
Chickens in the garden...
Chickens in the herbs...
Chicken in yard
those damn birds!!!!

Hey I just made that up!!! sorry...LOL!

Cindy Bee

PS - your garden still looks bee-you-tea-ful!

Mama Spark said...

I almost snorted Diet Coke out of my nose reading this! haha chickens are so funny aren't they? I love your fences that hubs made, awesome job there hubby!!

Brenda said...

Cindy Bee, lol, love the new song will have to think of a tune to put it to! Thanks for the Chuckle! And Mama Spark, you would be snorting again, today I turned around and the worst culprit of all was inside her favorite of the four beds again. Lets just say she was moving fast when I started for her. So Very Domestic, thanks for coming by and yes I love my chickens but I also love my gardens, it is a toss up which I love the most but hubs thinks the chickens will win!

Allie said...

My, persistent little critters, aren't they! Your hubby did a beautiful job on the fences though. I laughed out loud at Bee Lady's song...it DOES sound like a country song, lol!

Deborah Ann said...

Millie is adorable! I have always wanted to have chickens, but alas, the city won't allow that.

Deborah Jean at Dandelion House said...

Darling Brenda! All of it... Love your Millie and your raised beds look great!