Posted: 15/06/2014 at 09:30
Dove.......I do hope you will post The Chicken Solution on the J Knotweed post......sounds a heck of a lot better than the chemical way
Seriously, I do see your point but I guess much depends on how many Chickens you keep and on what area. After 2 years, my Chicken garden looks quite good........loads of flowering plants which they have left more or less alone. The biggest danger is scratching away at the roots so chicken wire for a few months seems to work.
It is the first time I've kept chickens in a confined area as such.......my French jobs used to have the run of a paddock so guarding plants as such never came into the equation.
So, fingers crossed, it "can" be done
Absolutely agree Clari - three or four chickens given the run of a reasonably spacious garden, and kept an eye on - I've not found that to be a problem at all - they probably do more good than harm with getting wireworms and slugs etc.
But they will destroy anything green inside their run when confined there