As you know, I have chickens. They are sweet, and fun, and make me yummy eggs. I recently went from having 3 chickens to 7. And while sometimes they drive me nuts, they are generally great. (As I sit typing this, one of them is out in the back yard squawking her little head off at 8:15 in the morning.)
I mean, just look at how cute they are!
See that green fence, though? That is my garden. I had never had any problems with the big girls, but, even with clipped wings, the little girls can hop right over and have thus massacred my garden. It is even more sad, that, upon inspection, I learned that I had squash growing, peas on the vines and tomatoes beginning to form....
Here you can really see the damage they have done. To the right, yup...my poor crookneck squash and in the bottom center....well that used to be a tomato plant.
How can things so small do so much damage? Oh, my, has this been a learning process! Next year much larger fence or a different area for the chickens to run amok in. This year, I have resigned myself to the remainder of the growing season to take place in pots.