Help !!!!What kind of bushes do I need to put in my Wood/Mandrians pen

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  1. BackSwampGirl

    BackSwampGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know they like hiding places,and I was wondering if anyone knows what all I need in the covered pens.Thanks so much for any help.
     
  2. L0rraine

    L0rraine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't get excited - I'm waiting for an answer with you.
     
  3. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    me too!
     
  4. giffy

    giffy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You may find some ornamental grasses in a field or by a drainage ditch that you could transfer to your pen. Any bush will be fine also. For now you could place a few bails of hay/straw they can go behind. If your pen is large enough it will overgrow with weeds that you can leave up for them to go into. Keep it cheap, simple.

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  5. BackSwampGirl

    BackSwampGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Thanks to evereyone for your great help.This is my kind of fixing,keeping it cheap.I really do appreciate this,because I did not know what to do.Thanks so much,Sandra in NC [​IMG]
     
  6. Bossroo

    Bossroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would use a plant that grows vigorously in your soil and climate conditions. Also select a plant that will thrive in acidic type of soil as the bird poop build up will acidify the soil. It would also be a good idea to use a shrub/ bush that will not grow so tall as to reach the top wire. If one wants to have a vine that will grow up and over the pen for lots of shade, a good one would be hops planted on the outside of the pen at least a foot from the outside edge and let it grow at least 2-3 feet before allowing it to grow on the wire so the birds will not eat the growing tip. At the end of the season , remove the spent vines carefully from the wire. Vine type peas or beans will work too.
     
  7. L0rraine

    L0rraine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wow - what a great run! I've never seen one quite like it. Who lives in the bird house?!
     

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