chicken pens

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by seedcorn, May 13, 2007.

  1. seedcorn

    seedcorn Songster

    Apr 25, 2007
    NE. IN
    So what plants will stand up to chickens. Grass doesn't have a chance. The only plant that will that I'm aware of is horseradish. I like plants for shade. I've also got a grape vine growing on fence.
     
  2. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    Jan 15, 2007
    Shepherdstown, WV
    I haven't done my reading on wether or not its safe for them yet, but honeysuckle seems to be hardy with chickens.
    A huge grape vine and a few honeysuckle are growing over the run, and the chickens pick but don't eat the leaves.
    (They love the grapes in the Fall!)
     
  3. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    Honeysuckle had better be ok for chickens! Mine have it growing up the side of the run and they love it when I pull branches and throw them in the coop. They strip them bare. [​IMG]
     

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