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post #21 of 26
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Thanks for all your great suggestions.  Well, I'm trying a toy for now, and plan to plant tall ornamental grasses along the south side of the run in the fall.  Here's a photo of the new toy.  They sure like it.  And it has a great secondary purpose of a place to go to get away from mr. rooster if the hens want.  He can get up, but not as fast and doesn't really want to make the effort.  This toy is constructed of two sawhorses, one old wood ladder, and a couple tree limbs.
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post #22 of 26

clap excellent! Looks like they like it thumbsup

I got your message, the floor in my run is dirt at the moment with bamboo leaves on the top of the dirt.
I have a squared off area with wire over it, growing seed for them to eat.
I have a smaller squared off area with sand in it as a dustbath.

Good luck with yours! smile

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My Member Page has photos of how we started ~ Does yours?
Visit our Hen House & read how we put 2 pullets together successfully.

 

I'm so egg-cited! Have an egg-cellent day!

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post #23 of 26

DH is going to find me a small mulberry tree (they grow wild all over the place) so I can transplant it in the run.  I'll put a barrier of some kind around it until it's big enough that they won't kill it.

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post #24 of 26

i am looking to take part of my garden just for the chickens to eat from, can you suggest any plants they love to eat or ones that are very good for them?

post #25 of 26

 

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i am looking to take part of my garden just for the chickens to eat from, can you suggest any plants they love to eat or ones that are very good for them?

 

My chickens like tomatoes! I planted 30 tomato plants for them last year, and while they trampled the vines a little bit, they were able to eat the tomatoes as they became ripe. :)

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and...Sir Robin the not-quite-so-brave-as-Sir-Launcelot who had nearly fought the Dragon of Agnor, who had nearly stood up to the vicious Chicken of Bristol and who had personally wet himself at the Battle of Badon Hill...
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post #26 of 26

Anyone think dwarf fruit trees would be good?  Would provide shade for the girls and food for us. Win win, no?  :-)

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