Posted: 15/03/2012 at 22:38
Battled with this problem for years - loved seeing the chickens roaming but couldn't bare constantly re-doing work, finding dust baths in the middle of the beds etc etc. Tried everything but this year finally decided I had had enough. I have spent last few weekends building a run which I will keep them in at the times they do most damage. At the moment feeling a bit guilty but the run is generous and I'm not tearing my hair out when they make a bee-line for the patch!