- May 22, 2012
I love to plant flowers and would like to dress up the outside of my new coups and run. Any suggestions on good flowers that chickens are drawn too and will enjoy? Plus any you'd keep far from them?
x2If the chickens have options, they won't eat the bad plants. The bad plants are like anything else, it is how much is eaten. I have tomato plants around my coop and run. The chickens keep them pruned along the fence. I can toss tomatoes into the run for treats. I can take the others for salads.
Herbs seemed to be a good choice around the run, because they are hard to kill once established. But the chickens won't eat them. I guess the flavor is too strong.
Other than the tomatoes, the chickens like the weeds that come up around the area. My run is in a "natural" area covered with mulch and weeds where I don't mow.