Chicken safe plants/trees in run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jasonbennett1, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. jasonbennett1

    jasonbennett1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I want to plant a few trees in and around my run. I have poor soil so I wanted to use local trees/plants that I know will do well. I have hundreds of bay trees around and want to know if they are safe for chickens to have access to. Will they eat bay leaves? If so, is that bad?
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  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I had some fruit trees in my chicken’s yard. I had to put barriers around the base of the newly planted trees. They were digging huge holes around the bases and digging into the roots..
     
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  3. chookchick

    chookchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How about safe FROM chickens plants and trees. I can't imagine anything surviving that was even remotely edible, and that would be de-rooted and pulled over in no time anyways. You could plant around the run so it looks nice.
     

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