Chickens under Eucalyptus tree

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Marika, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. Marika

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    Hi all, My family and I are soon to be first time chicken owners.
    We are in the process of making our chicken house, it's all looking fab, but I have a niggleing concern... The only spot available in our yard for their house and run is under a HUGE gum tree.
    It occurred to me recently that this may be a problem when they scratch around under it, both for them, and possibly for us if we are eating their eucalyptus filled eggs.
    Is this worry warranted? Or is it completely safe for Chickens to scratch under a gum?

    A set of neighbours have their two girls under the other side of the tree, and they seem to not worry, but they also seem quite 'relaxed' about the welfare of their chickens....
    For us, our four girls will be pets foremost and their eggs will be a happy bonus, which we will devour with relish!


    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2015

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