Need answer quick .....Question about flowers in chicken run

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  1. dipence71

    dipence71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been looking for over an hour and can't find info on this to my satisfaction lol.

    Are hollyhocks poisonous to chickens? If they are in the run do they eat them or ignore them?

    Any other plant no no's I looked at a list but it was so confusing I need down to earth yes/ no not causes: $100 word that normal everyday people have to go research to understand.(ps..I am not a stupid person either I am pretty smart about most things just not technical names foe plants and such.

    Thanks soooo much....
     
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  2. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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  3. dipence71

    dipence71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you I didn't see it on that list either but then again I don't know a lot about plants except what I like to see and smell lol

    Other than garden plants [​IMG] I am pretty inexperience [​IMG] in planting plants/flowers ect. but am giving it a go this year. Hollyhocks sunflowers petunias poppies and a whole bunch of plants that are suppose to attract butterflies and humming birds lol

    I am new to chickens this year to but I have 12 BO that are spoiled rotten and I am loving every minute of it!!!!![​IMG]
     
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  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:I respectfully disagree. Right now, my chicken yard is lush and green with a ground cover that the chickens ignore. If I sprinkle their scratch over this green stuff they scratch it out of their way to get to the scratch grains. There are lots of green things growing on this farm right now and lots of it they ignore.
    I intend to find out what the stuff growing in their chicken yard is by posting pics as soon as I can.
     
  5. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

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    Quote:How big is your chicken yard?
     
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    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Probably about 25 ft. x 25 ft. It's not enclosed. It's the area just to the right of my coop where I feed their treats. The chickens hang out there in the evening right before going into the coop and/or when they are spooked about something.
     
  7. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

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    My answer was more geared towards enclosed coops. When my chickens are out in the yard, they tend to go just after the bugs. But the enclosed pens, where they spend the majority of the time, have been stripped of greens. i was thinking the OP was referring to planting the flowers in an enclosed coop.
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:You are more than likely right under those circumstances, but I truly believe that given the choice chickens will leave the bad stuff alone.
    I actually wish my chickens would destroy this stuff. Save me from having to mow it.
     
  9. dipence71

    dipence71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes and no..lol.. I was going to plant hollyhocks along my fence that will be approx 2ft from chicken run enclosure. Just didn't want to plant something near them that could hurt my 12 babies...

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  10. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

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    Quote:Maybe you need a goat! [​IMG]
     

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