Chicken Safe Plants

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by bekahubbell, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. bekahubbell

    bekahubbell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am looking to fill 3 old tires I put into my chicken roaming area with dirt and put some plants in them for the chickens to rummage through. I am wondering what kinds of plants are safe for chickens to peck at? And also are there any specific kinds of plants they especially like? Thanks
     
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    Papas Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    depends on were you live, im in Arizona I have a Moringa Tree and a Texas Lilac Videx that I planted in mt run. You could also put maragolds, grapes, plant patches of grass there are alit of plants that are chicken friendly.
     
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    bekahubbell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am in San Diego, CA area. I was thinking marigolds, peppermint, ferns... I also have a star jasmine I was thinking of putting along one of the fence sides. Are those safe? Thank you
     
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    Papas Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The marigolds and peppermint are safe as is rosemary, tyme, oregano, ect. Not sure about ferns and star jasmine, a quick google search would let you know.
     
  5. bekahubbell

    bekahubbell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome, thanks.
     

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