Last summer I finally bit the bullet and bought bark to fill in all my flower beds. It’s great because it makes your yard look polished and it really helps control weeds. Not to mention it helps retain moisture so you can water your plants less.
Now, let me be clear I love my bark and my chickens, but they DO NOT mix well. Especially because the bark helps retain moisture so under the bark is a perfect place for my chickens to find lots of pest to munch on. In the past they have done pretty well at not making to big of a mess with the bark. If my chickens are out I will normally have to sweep some bark back into the flower beds. No big deal I am use to it.
Until a few days ago… I came home to a HUGE mess. Let me just show you what my sidewalk and flower beds normally look like.
I’d say they are pretty manicured. Nothing spectacular but clean and maintained.
After being gone for the day I pulled into my drive and saw this mess and instantly laughed and said “those damn chickens!” They went crazy they had never done anything like this! The messy flower beds went all around my house. They were like a bunch of teenagers throwing a crazy party because their parents were out-of-town! At least when I was younger we cleaned up our mess after the parties!
I didn’t stay mad at my ladies for long. I just don’t know what got into them! I wish the pictures showed how deep they actually dug into my flowers beds. They weren’t just scraping around.
The funny thing is I don’t want a dog because they always seem to tear up your yard and then I end up with chickens that do the same!