COOP-SCAPING. Help a brother out.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Living_Legend, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. Living_Legend

    Living_Legend Songster

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    I am new to raising chickens, so new that I don't even have my first set of chicks yet. I am handy but I am not a landscaper or gardener. Basically what I am asking is what low plants can I get at home depot that I can dig a hole drop them in and forget about? (That are safe for chickens.) Basically act like you are talking to your 18 year old son and you are writing him a list of plants to pick up from home depot and expect zero thinking from him. :)

    I also have wire underground so I will be planting these things two feet off the coop but around the entire thing except for in front of the doors where I am going to put a few pavers.


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  2. Chasingcars

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    Wow :love that’s some coop!
    Mint is great for detouring bugs, rats..and smells nicer than chicken poo!
     
  3. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    That is beautiful coop!
    I agree, mint is good.
     
  4. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    Mint is also quite invasive so maybe a few sprigs you can hang it also deters rodents
    it is planted by our pumphouse have a devil of time keeping it only there
     
  5. Living_Legend

    Living_Legend Songster

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    nice Mint is on the list. Can I plant it the now? I mean after I think our last show is gone from Maryland. We had a random spring day snow fall.
     
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  6. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Crowing

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    As noted above mint is invasive so best kept in pots. A nice choice around chickens is nasturtium (it's entirely edible) and it's easily grown from seed and thrives with no fertilizer and no special care. It is an annual so it would need to be replanted each spring.
     
  7. Living_Legend

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    whoa whoa whoa.... pretend i am a 18 year old kid you gave a list to. When I go to home depot with a note that says "Mint" I will be confused when i see all these different types of mint :)
     
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  8. Living_Legend

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    if mint gets out of control i can just rip it up where i do not want it right. I can keep it in control.
     
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  9. Chickassan

    Chickassan Wattle Fondler

    Any kind of mint spearmint, peppermint go nuts! :)
     
  10. Living_Legend

    Living_Legend Songster

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    kills it for me :) thanks for the option.
     

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