chicks in a small yard - chickens

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  1. Liz

    Liz New Member

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    Hello

    I have a very small yard in the suburbs. I have planted a
    very user friendly herb and vegetable garden which is
    flourishing at the moment. I have always wanted chickens
    however my landlord who is my neighbour and good friend is oppossed to the idea as we have a problem with rats (yuk)
    however, I have seen other chickens in small yards and they dont seem to have a problem. With the use of clever ideas for food supply.

    I am looking forward to studying Permaculture soon. Ive read a few books Bill Mollison Big black book is fantastic. An interesting interview with Margaret Throsby I heard a year ago on ABC Classic with Bill was wonderful.

    Keep growing learning teaching

    Thanks
    Sincerly Liz
     
  2. William_Blakers

    William_Blakers Junior Member

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    Dear Liz
    I hope you can convince your landlord(i hate that word) of the benefits of our feathered friends. One thing you can try is to enclose their pen in a mesh that is too small for rats to get through. Otherwise get out the old rat traps or even better buy a snake or two.
     

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