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building coop in same area I have grapes and blueberries

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mackenziesmomma, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. mackenziesmomma

    mackenziesmomma Out Of The Brooder

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    We are moving around the corner to a bigger piece of land and I am working on a layout.

    Do you think chickens will eat the blueberries and grapes off of plants if they are kept in the same area (enclosed, about 75 x 25 ft.)
     
  2. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

    Mar 31, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    From my experience, chickens will eat anything!
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    They LOVE blueberries and grapes. I have about 10 blueberry bushes, but they are about six ft tall. The girls become Olympic jumpers during blueberry season!
    If you look here, you'll see one of the RIRs jumping for berries.
    [​IMG]
     
  4. beekybuzzard

    beekybuzzard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they can get to them you will have a bunch of bare stems pretty fast.
     
  5. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    in a word, YES. [​IMG]
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    See pic I added in my post above. [​IMG]
     
  7. mackenziesmomma

    mackenziesmomma Out Of The Brooder

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    lol- okay, that settles it...back to the drawing board, I am coming up with plan b! [​IMG]
    thanks for the replies [​IMG]

    eta- lol- love the pic! ha- so funny. I have to show my dh! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2009
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yes, that's my Reba. Her sister Rosemary, just recently passed away, would fly up on my arm/shoulder/whatever she could reach if I walked past the blueberries. She knew that she could reach those fat berries from up high on her human ladder, LOL.
     
  9. beekybuzzard

    beekybuzzard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great pic speckledhen, mine do that in the blackberries if I don't pick enough and hand feed them a bunch a few times a day.
     
  10. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

    Mar 31, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    I wondered if they would eat blackberries....if the thorns would bother them. I didn't let them eat them this season because I wasn't sure....
     

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