Garden Questions

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by HilltopFarm, May 3, 2009.

  1. HilltopFarm

    HilltopFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    The area in which i had my garden is not going to be my run for the 12 chickens I have. the area is a 15' x 20'. I was wondering if I'm fighting a losing battle trying to plant a few vegatable plants inside the run. It just seems to empty to me, but I don't want to waste my time and money planting a garden if the chickens are going to destroy it anyway.
    Thanks
     
  2. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    The chickens will destroy any plants in there. Only plant crops that you want to feed the chickens
     
  3. fernandez0067

    fernandez0067 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they will definitely destroy it!!!!
     
  4. HilltopFarm

    HilltopFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:If I did plant crops for them to eat, what should I plant?
     
  5. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

  6. Chicken03

    Chicken03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    INSIDE the run!!! They will destory anything you plant.
     
  7. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
    Rochester, NH
    leaf lettuce is a good crop. sometimes it will keep regrowing if it doesn't get taken out by the roots. saves you on some feed too!

    if you can, plant around the outside edges of the coop so the birds have limited access through the fence.

    anything in the rose family-raspberries and strawberries are good. i have lots of wild growing alpine strawberries where my coop/run is going.
     
    Last edited: May 3, 2009

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