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Morning Glories and Chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by larissap112, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. larissap112

    larissap112 In the Brooder

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    I adore morning glories and want to plant some this spring to grow up my back deck columns.

    Will the chickens eat them? Is there any danger?
     

  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

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    I plant them every year where my chickens go, they never have bothered them, I do have a short fence around the base so they don't dig and scratch them up.
     
  3. randr ranch

    randr ranch In the Brooder

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    I've remember reading that morning glory has a hallucinogenic effect. This may be only certain parts of the plant or a particular variety. I didn't look into it further. Oldhenlikesdogs has a great suggestion with the short fence. Keeping it out of their reach would allow you to have your flowers and chickens safely.
     
  4. larissap112

    larissap112 In the Brooder

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    The fence part was already a given. :) Thanks guys!
     

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