Lily of the Valley in the Chicken Run?!?!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by bramblehill, May 24, 2012.

  1. bramblehill

    bramblehill Hatching

    May 1, 2012
    Hi, we have 9 day old meat birds which are currently being housed in the coup. I built them a nice run outside but not until I was finished the run did a friend bring to my attention that the area is 75% covered in lily of the valley. I don't know what to do - I read that it is toxic to chickens but HOW toxic? Really this is the only location for my run. I started digging up the plants tonight but after spending a bit of time realized that no matter how hard i try there are still little pieces of roots exposed 0 which from reading is the most toxic part! HELP! does anyone have any experience with this plant? or a similar circumstance, I'm at a loss as to what to do!
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I would suggest renting a tiller, then put down some drainage fabric and cover with a good heap of dirt.

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