Lest you think keeping chickens is always fun and games, there is a high likelihood that you will grow tired of your little flock at some point.
In fact, this reader has reached the point, and it has come with some heavy personal losses for her. And while you can clearly see that it’s due to some choices she made (along with her family), you can also see a pretty easy way to resolve the issue.
I’m not going to tell you about the article, I’d rather you read the whole thing yourself. It’s very entertaining, and well written. Wendyl Nissen, writing for the New Zealand Herald, gives a very clear picture of the problem:
Now, what I do want to say is this …
The answer to the problem, as she alluded to at the end, was to put up a properly contained chicken coop. A well-built chicken house that has proper poultry wire in place – and that contains the chickens properly. So that they don’t invade your plants, your yard, your airspace, your garden … or even worse … your neighbors.
One option around this is the 6 – 10 chicken coop step-by-step plan here.