Fall planting for the run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Jerseycoop, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. Jerseycoop

    Jerseycoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, just wondering if anyone plants certain trees/ shrubs to give a wind break for the run in the fall/winter and if so what did you plant? Thanks for any suggestions
     
  2. PHILMAN

    PHILMAN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey that sounds like a good idea! I think I will do that too . I dont know what to plant either. I guess you would want something that is thick .
    But there arent any bushes that will stay green through the winter except a sorta pine .
    By the way Im from New Jersey too . South Plainfield .
     
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  3. AmyQ

    AmyQ Out Of The Brooder

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    jerseycoop - i'm in manalapan too! small world! we haven't planted anything yet since we're only about 2 weeks into this adventure, but that's a great idea - i think i might just do that!
     
  4. Jerseycoop

    Jerseycoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got that fuzzy feeling..so great to meet others from NJ! Nice to meet you both [​IMG] I was looking at LeLand Cypruss. They grow a foot a year. I was hoping to provide a warmer run against old man winter's wind and snow.
     
  5. PHILMAN

    PHILMAN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds good Jersey coop but is safe for the chickens to eat that ? I know mine will in a heartbeat . But if its ok that looks like a tree to plant .
     
  6. Jerseycoop

    Jerseycoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great point..I haven't read that it's toxic to children or animals but will look into it more...thanks for bringing that up [​IMG]
     

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