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Chicken Garden for my Girls! Plant ideas?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by equinehugger3, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. equinehugger3

    equinehugger3 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 14, 2010
    I KNOW spring is in a long time, but still I thought of it now so I'll ask now. [​IMG] I'm planning on making a "chicken garden" for my girls: a garden where there will be things that they like to eat and that are pretty or fruitful. I'm pretty sure I'll do corn and maybe pumpkins or sqaushes, and are those okay, and what else do they like to play in, or eat, or peck at, or just like?


    Edited for title. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2011
  2. Liamm_1

    Liamm_1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    mine love basil
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    You can plant birdseed and grow millet. I have grown it successfully before I had chickens. But the wild birds love it too!
     
  4. missychicky

    missychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tomatoes! My girls ADORE tomatoes. Blueberries too, just don't let them eat the leaves!
     
  5. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    I heard they love marigolds and that it colors the yolks of their eggs.
     
  6. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Kingman Arizona
    Wheatgrass (sprout some wheat), peas and beans, chard, lettuces, spinach, and zucchini are favorites of my birds.
     
  7. dirtsaver

    dirtsaver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have marigolds right against the run and our girls never touch the things. Go figure!

    Larry
     
  8. HorizonSon

    HorizonSon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Comfrey! Plant some for the chickens and the family :) We have to keep them fenced so that they are not eaten down to their root, lol
     
  9. HorizonSon

    HorizonSon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have marigolds right against the run and our girls never touch the things. Go figure!

    Larry

    We have calendula popping up everywhere; but I've never seen the chickens nipping at any of it.
     
  10. greenSearcher

    greenSearcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I was blaming the grasshoppers for the disappearing plants. They were eaten to the ground, started to come back and I noticed yesterday they are gone again.[​IMG]
     

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