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    I was wandering if I could plant some grass in the runs and maybe some veggie plants like collards greens, green beans etc. we have alot of extra seeds? would this be good or bad?
     

  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    You can of course plant whatever you want in there but the chickens will eat it right up so it's not worth bothering [​IMG]

    You could *try* planting beans to climb up the outside run mesh, but I would not count on the chickens not pecking them to death thru the fence.

    Good luck, wonderful wonderful coop,

    Pat
     
  3. mediazeal

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    Someone posted a good idea of planting a 'bed' that was covered by wire so they could eat whatever came up after the height of the wire but not scratch out the roots and kill it.

    Or you could rotate in the sacrificatial plants like the great idea of putting sod in the bottom of the coop/run for as long as it lasts.
     
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  5. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

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    If the seeds are treated, I would not do it. Many commercial seeds are treated but organic seeds would not be. If the seeds are not treated and you have no other use for them, I think it would be a great idea. Any seed that is missed before it sprouts would be a nice treat after it sprouts.
     

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