Looking for Non Poisonous Vines for over Chicken Run

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Camelot Farm, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. Camelot Farm

    Camelot Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all,
    I'm new to this board. I present have 6 hens (1 Buff Orphinton, 5 Golden Comets)...I am getting 10 more pullets in April and oh what lovely breeds!!!!! Am very excited about getting them. ....... We have just ordered a 10 x 20 kennel type
    to put up before the new girls arrive. My question is about shade. I have ordered 2 shade clothes for now for the top, but
    was wondering if any one has expert knowledge about a lovely vine plant called "Silver Lace". I would luv to plant it around
    the sides of the kennel fencing for shade, but I cannot find any research online if or if it is not toxic to chickens? Anyone have
    any experience with Silver Lace.

    Regards to all,
    Cindy
    Camelot.......
     
  2. thasista

    thasista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and [​IMG]

    How about honeysuckle? I don't think its poisonous, but you will need to google it. It sure would smell good!!
     
  3. P-Funk

    P-Funk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The run here is covered, mostly, with a tarp. During the summer I hang upside down tomato plants from the wire. Vines never occurred to me, but I like being able to see what the girls are up to. Plus if they get lucky they can snag the occasional tomato...
     
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  4. bbuckler620

    bbuckler620 Out Of The Brooder

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    Honeysuckle is safe alot of animal eat honeysuckle.
     
  5. bbuckler620

    bbuckler620 Out Of The Brooder

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    Tomato plants are considered toxic to animals and people
     
  6. Going Bhonkers

    Going Bhonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about passion fruit vines?
     
  7. KBG204

    KBG204 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to [​IMG] from NC! Honeysuckle sounds amazing I might use that idea!
     
  8. bbuckler620

    bbuckler620 Out Of The Brooder

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    I got to reading there is mixed feelings about honeysuckle my critters eat it and they are still alive [​IMG]
     
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  9. P-Funk

    P-Funk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm. Tomatos are one of the girls' favorites next to raisins and celery. Plus they're on the 'treat chart'.
     
  10. Going Bhonkers

    Going Bhonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Upside down tomatoes?! That sounds brilliant!!!! Wait... how does the dirt stay in? And how do you water them? I guess I found my next google search...
     

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