Chicken Friendly Plants

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Chickenlover97, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. Chickenlover97

    Chickenlover97 New Egg

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    I'm working on a new coop design with a living roof . The roof is going to be at 35 degrees so the chickens can climb it easily (the whole thing is enclosed in chicken wire) and I want my girls to be able to eat the plants, but all the plans I have seen can not be eaten by chickens, so now I need to know, "Are there any plants that chickens can eat along with chicken feed?"
     
  2. Cluky

    Cluky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would think any types of lettuce would be fine? Would be good for them too... Fast growing and easy growing.
     
  3. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Grasses. Might have to water it once and a while. If you have a smaller run including that the chickens will destroy the plants quickly. Even with a free ranging flock I'd monitor how much they are tearing it up.
     

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