Is is possible for trees to grow inside the hen run?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Penske, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. Penske

    Penske Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a 10year old maple, a huge pine and a choke cherry, and forsythia that are planned to be inside the hen run with the hawk netting attaching to the trunks. Will the trees survive with the chickens scratching and pooing? Has anyone had experience with this?
     
  2. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    until this last ice storm my run and henhouse were around two trees...........one fell ......one survived.........they did fine in there, and the chickens sure did like the shade...only risk is , an ice storm [​IMG] but my roof made it through , just a little lower than it was [​IMG]
     
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  3. Penske

    Penske Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband thought that the poo would "burn" the roots. I didn't know if we could add something twice a year to balance it out. Something that wouldn't harm the chickens??

    Okechick, sorry about your tree--it's always sad to loose a tree.
     
  4. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks Penske........mine pooped everywhere but around the base of the tree [​IMG] weird uh...but I did notice that ! I think it will be fine...........you could call your local extension office and maybe someone could tell you , in relation to each type of tree also ?
     
  5. Heidi

    Heidi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2007
    Northwest Michigan
    Your chickens will love the choke cherry tree - I have one right outside of the yard and the minute on of those berries fall off they race to gobble it up. I have 6 baby pines in my coop, but I have chicken wire around them. They managed to get the wiring off one of them and stripped the tree down to nothing. I also have 1 smaller maple and 2 other trees in the coop and they seem fine (they are about 2" thick and 10' tall).
     

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