Natural way to repel wild chickens?

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It’s not easy to be a chicken in the big city…


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Question by mugentuner: Natural way to repel wild chickens?
Without using fencing e.t.c. I’ve heard that Vinegar or Chili powder could be used around plants to stop chickens from diggging up soil and throwing mulch all around, but don’t know if these are urban legends. What are your thoughts / advice? They tear up any little gardens i’ve seen that they get into

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10 Responses to Natural way to repel wild chickens?

  1. Use landmines

    The Hackett
    March 19, 2012 at 11:15 pm

  2. Wild foxes do a great job.

    Robin G
    March 19, 2012 at 11:54 pm

  3. Use chicken wire fencing or get a dog.

    March 20, 2012 at 12:21 am

  4. how about a dog to keep the free range chix away

    March 20, 2012 at 12:34 am

  5. have a fox roam your garden – use the natural way of getting rid of chickens in your backyard

    bob taskbar
    March 20, 2012 at 1:02 am

  6. broken glass, 12 herbs and spices, meaner chickens…

    March 20, 2012 at 1:05 am

  7. Cats and dogs. Natural and effective.

    Mr. Taco
    March 20, 2012 at 1:13 am

  8. a dog, without question……

    get a dog and you’ll see no more chickens….or rabbits, or deer, or any other unwanted critters….

    they love to gaurd their territory and protect their owners…….

    March 20, 2012 at 2:07 am

  9. sprinkle some sage and onion around

    IAN M
    March 20, 2012 at 2:38 am

  10. Chicken wire can be trussed up to keep them out but you need to ensure it doesn’t rip up which means maintaining it regularly in some areas. You might use gravel for a mulch or black plastic and see if that works. Personally, I like the frying pan approach.

    Are these really wild chickens or are they someone’s free roaming birds? If they belong to someone then call animal control and have them collect the birds. You might do this even if they’re truly wild if they aren’t native to your area. Chickens are native only in Southeast Asia.

    March 20, 2012 at 2:44 am

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