I have a neighbor who took it upon himself to inflict the neighbors with chickens a roosters he purchased to amuse his kids. Dogs and stray cats are bad enough- but chickens? I cannot keep them out of my 2 acre yard(can't afford a fence) They continually dig up the pine needles I buy to place around my shrubs and trees. I have tried the red ryder bb bit and it doesn't deter them a bit. They are constantly under my birdfeeder also. Short of using a real gun or having a confrontation with my neighbor(who said just chase them away if they bother me) is cedar mulch the only alternative??? I have heard it is toxic to chickens. anything other ideas ????