Blueberry bush landscaping around outside of coop? Soil too hot?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by kaybee123, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. kaybee123

    kaybee123 Songster

    Feb 16, 2013
    I know blueberry bushes like nitrogen but would the soil be too hot if I planted bushes around the coop and part of the run? Has anyone had experience good or bad they'd be willing to share? I want to share the berries with the chickens but I'm concerned with burnt roots or so much foliage growth but no berries due to too high nitrogen content. Thanks in advance!

  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    My blueberry bushes are in the chicken run, surrounded by chicken wire circles to keep them out. They don't bear very much, but I think that is because they don't get watered much and they have been almost killed at least three times by chickens eating the foliage (before the cages around them).

    About three of the bushes DO give me a lot of berries though.
  3. TheBrumstead

    TheBrumstead Songster

    May 9, 2011
    Hobart, IN
    I have this same question... Has anyone else done this? I'm considering planting three in the space between the chicken pen and the electric fence. It would give them a bit of shade and provide some windblock.

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