A CHICKEN GARDEN

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by chicken scout, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. chicken scout

    chicken scout Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would like to gather ideas for a chicken garden it is still winter and i want plans for a chicken garden by the time the snow melts and this thread would also help new comers to poultry world [​IMG] that way my chickens will have greens even when they turn their run into a sess Pitt
     
  2. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    I liked your idea of hanging plants.

    Nasturtiums in pots, and dangling into the fence.

    That way we could start the pots indoors, and when it is warm enough to no longer kill growing things, we could put the pots on top of the run, or hanging on the side of the run.

    Also, look up "growing fodder for chickens". You might find that fun.
     
  3. ClovisMan

    ClovisMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    I had nasturtiums growing in my chicken run last year, and they left them alone. However, they did munch on the soil in the planter. I'd vote for some planters with hardware cloth or chicken wire over the top. You could plant any kind of greens, grass or grains, and the chickens could munch it down to the wire without disturbing the soil and roots. If you deeply mulch your run, it won't turn into a cess pit.
     
  5. chicken-herder

    chicken-herder Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. chicken scout

    chicken scout Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the problem with my chickens is that they always eat everything green and they could bend the chicken wire to get to the roots do any of you know how to avoid that with min labor

    i would be muchly obliged
     
  7. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    Look up grow frames
     
  8. chicken scout

    chicken scout Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i will see if i can dig up any good board pieces out of my junk pile thank you, you may now return to what you do best [​IMG] [​IMG] (i read some of your other posts)
     
  9. Deobrah

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    I thought this was great!
     

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