I didnt really know how to word my title but here it is
My 6 chicks will be living in a 8x8 run(coop attached to the outside) I know that chickens are pretty hard on the vegetation and that 8x8 space will quickly be turned into dirt. I am unable to move the pin around for lack of space but I also want my girls to have fresh green things that they can pick out of dirt.
Yesterday when I had them outside in an old rabbit hutch (off the ground) I was giving them weeds and stuff then I came across some old potted plants from last year. Weeds were growing in them so I put one of the pots in there and they LOVED it. They went nuts over those weeds that they could pull out on their own,
Anywho I guess my question is. Does anyone grow anything in pots(containers) to give to the chickens. I have a small garden so they will be getting garden scraps but the way they loved going after the plants in that pot I thought I would grow maybe 30 of them and rotate them daily.
What to grow though? Something quick growing. I could do lettuce right? Or is there a flower or a plant that is good for them? Anyone else do this? Is this a stupid though?