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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:41 pm    Post subject: Hens in a lawn Reply with quote

Hi All,

Looking for some help for my mother. She lives on a farm and her hens have decided to dig or scrape up her lawn all over the winter. She was wondering if anyone out there has any ideas that would keep hens off a lawn. Ive heard that there are products on the market that keep cats out of the garden and I was wondering does anyone have any tips about the hens !!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apart from fencing, not a lot. When it comes to this sort of thing, hens have a mind of their own. The only other solution that might work would be to move the henhouse further away than it already is so that they are more likely to go scratching elsewhere. But that may not work.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Bill. Unfortunately the hen house cannot be moved, but I know my mum is thinking of moving the hens permanently, which is unfortunate as there is nothing to compare to fresh farm eggs - completely different from the ones you get in the shops. However we will keep chasing them off the lawn for the time being and you never know they might just get the message eventually !!!!

Thanks again.
M

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Motion activated sprinkler or Motion activated electronic dog bark perhaps.
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