Chicken proof plants for near the run

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  1. new chick 203

    new chick 203 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm working on a list of chicken proof plants for the garden around my coop/run. When I say "chicken proof" I mean firstly that it won't harm the chickens, and second that they won't mess up the plants too badly. I know there is a great list of toxic plants, but if you are like me it's hard to look at a list of forbidden fruit and think of "what can I do?". here is what I have so far. Please, let me know if you have anything to add (or amend):

    Marigolds
    Verbena
    lilac
    Lavender
    Violas
    Grape Hyacinth
    Myrtle
    Penstemons
    Spiraea
    Honeysuckle (some have poisonous berries, some not)
    Magnolia
    Forsythia
    Buddleia
    Ferns
    Juniper
    Redcurrants
    Flowering Currents
    Daylily
    Cotinus - Smoke Bush
    Weigela florida - needs some protection from the girls
    Rose
    Blue spruce
    Echinacea- coneflowers
    Coreopsis
    Sedum
    nepita
     
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  2. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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  3. new chick 203

    new chick 203 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. The problem is that many of those plants are on the toxic list.
     
  4. trixanned

    trixanned Out Of The Brooder

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    I have grape hyacinth growing all over my yard. Is this a safe or unsafe list?
     
  5. new chick 203

    new chick 203 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    grape hyacinths are great. Not toxic, and never get touched.
     

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