I started a page of Chicken Proof Plants

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by squeakyballs, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. squeakyballs

    squeakyballs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=22588-chicken-proof-plants

    I know it isn't much yet, but I went nuts a few months ago trying to figure out what I could add to mine. I thought it might be easier if it was all listed in the same place.

    Does someone already have a master list? If so, I can delete this one.

    Otherwise... What am I missing? Does anyone have pictures of plants in their chicken run that I can add?
     
  2. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool.


    The only things that grow unmolested in my chicken pens are tall weeds. I don't know the names of most of them. Only poke and mullein. But they grow quite well and I cut paths through them, leaving shady patches for the girls to hide in. That was really nice this summer, when the heat was ridiculous.
     
  3. beth59

    beth59 Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine don't bother foliage from bulbs such as: daffodil, narcissus, onions, garlic, crinum. I also have a few plants in my butterfly garden that haven't been touched: a couple varieties of sages, duranta, rue, firebush.

    Beth
     
  4. squeakyballs

    squeakyballs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks you two, I'll add them to the list!
     
  5. hencackle

    hencackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Comfrey? My chickens devour the leaves on my comfrey plants, leaving nothing but a few stripped stalks.
     
  6. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    My DW has plots of Cannas in the barn lots & the chickens use them for shade, but the chickens or horses don't bother them.
     
  7. squeakyballs

    squeakyballs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It says mixed results [​IMG] Someone said they didn't touch theirs, but then someone else said the same as you! Friggen chickens!
     
  8. themagicash

    themagicash Out Of The Brooder

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    My ladies wont touch morning glory vine, mint, or Turks Cap.
     
  9. squeakyballs

    squeakyballs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, I updated it [​IMG]
     
  10. sixxchixx

    sixxchixx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i heard that morning glory is poisonous??? any one know for sure? i would love to plant morning glory along my run because its a fast grower and does well with low water.

    if it is poisonous, any ideas on a fast growing vine?? full sun??
     

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