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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by kentucky jay, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. kentucky jay

    kentucky jay Out Of The Brooder

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    will chickens eat my creeping flox ? will they get sick from them ? what are some ground covers i can grow that wont hurt my chickens ? or if i already have a yard full of clover will they even bother with the flox ?
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I have found thats theres not much they won't eat. They didn't eat my tall phlox so maybe thats one plant they won't eat but I think creeping phlox and tall phlox are 2 different plant types.
     
  3. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    The only decorative plant they've gone after in my gardens is the hosta. I've heard other people complain about their hostas being eaten, too. I started planting more dark leafy greens and they ate those, instead of the hosta. Which is good, because the hosta was eaten down to the ground. [​IMG]
     
  4. mulewagon

    mulewagon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oooh, my chickens love hosta, too! We call it "chicken candy". Fortunately, it seems to thrive on being eaten back, and comes up fine the next year.

    About the only thing my chickens won't eat is ground ivy (creeping charlie), a very invasive ground cover that we would love to have thinned out. Figures!
     
  5. kentucky jay

    kentucky jay Out Of The Brooder

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    dont know what creeping charlie looks like , but i dont have anything that seems to be too invasive so i dont hink i gatta worry about that ! i'm also worried what they will do to my iris , dafodills , and my cherry tree saplings !!
     
  6. kentucky jay

    kentucky jay Out Of The Brooder

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    oh yeah ...looks like im planting some hosta !!
     

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