Neighbour trimmed the hedge a bit too much

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grinling

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Neighbour trimmed the hedge a bit too much
« on: July 15, 2016, 20:35 »
There is a fir hedge which has a wire fence in it. I have only trimmed half the top to make it taller. Today he has strimmed the whole top down several inches until I pointed out the hens (cream legbars) would be able to fly over hence why my side was higher. So the hedge is now different heights.

I will not clip a wing as it does not always work and the hens might need to fly up to escape a predator.

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Re: Neighbour trimmed the hedge a bit too much
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2016, 20:39 »
Probably thought he was helping.   ::)  Just didn't understand your reasoning - at least he stopped when you said why, without too much argie bargie (where does that phrase come from?) I hope.
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Re: Neighbour trimmed the hedge a bit too much
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2016, 19:24 »
Just need to pick up all the hedge trimmings now!!

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Re: Neighbour trimmed the hedge a bit too much
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2016, 20:05 »
Unless it poses a danger or is in the way of a footpath no hedge should be cut between march and august because of disturbing nesting birds. So in a way whatever comes his way he deserves it. So many ppl disregard the wildlife act. Including councils.  >:(

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Re: Neighbour trimmed the hedge a bit too much
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2016, 09:06 »
Sorry to hear about the hedge grinling. As you say, they were probably trying to help, but it has caused an issue for you and your birds. I know it will grow but in the meanwhile, could you stretch some soft netting along high up on your side, propped up with poles/canes so that the birds cannot fly up and over?

This has worked for my daughter's chooks, and being a "soft" edge they don't see it as somewhere to perch.
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Re: Neighbour trimmed the hedge a bit too much
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2016, 09:58 »
Splendid solution, Sunny.  😀
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Re: Neighbour trimmed the hedge a bit too much
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2016, 21:16 »
The hens hopefully will stay in the garden. Don't want to net as there are lots of birds and bats around here. Luckily nothing was nesting on that side.

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Re: Neighbour trimmed the hedge a bit too much
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2016, 14:31 »
The hens hopefully will stay in the garden. Don't want to net as there are lots of birds and bats around here. Luckily nothing was nesting on that side.

Luckily the bats where my daughter lives do not ever get entangled in the (roughly) horizontal netting, nor any of the birds around.

As long as your chooks are safe grinling, all is well 🌞



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