Daylilies OK for use around run?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Chicklette 1, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. Chicklette 1

    Chicklette 1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like to put some plants around the chicken pen but do not want to use any plants that are harmful to them. I have some daylilies and their leaves would poke through the fencing so they would be able to eat them. Anyone have an answer??
     
  2. hallerlake

    hallerlake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Daylilies are edible. You can eat the buds and flowers, too, if you want to.
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  3. birdsNbeesNseeds

    birdsNbeesNseeds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have daylilies all over the place. the chickens love to sit on them and occasionally munch on them. No problems.
     
  4. Chicklette 1

    Chicklette 1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great.......thanks very much
     
  5. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a whole row of them along one side of the coop outside the chicken yard. A couple of years ago I divided them and, not knowing what to do with the extras, put a row inside the yard--the birds love them. The lilies are the only plants they haven't dug up but will lay in them and watch the world pass by.
     
  6. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    You know, daylilies will also hold down a hardware cloth apron/skirt that you put around your run &/or coop to keep predators out. They would be a bugger for them to dig through in a year or two!
     
  7. kickinchicken

    kickinchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls loooooooove their daylillies. [​IMG] I have them all over the yard and they scratch in there for hours on end, take naps, dust bathe and use it to hide from overhead threats. [​IMG] And daylillies are pretty hardy plants. They are still there after a full summer of chicken use and abuse.
     
  8. Chicklette 1

    Chicklette 1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got a bunch of extras that I didn't know what todo with ....but I do now! I have them in several areas around the farm because I just love all the different varieties but I was running out of good spots to put them. Thanks
     

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