Non-poisonous climbing vines

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Lamanite Jim, Jan 18, 2015.

  1. Lamanite Jim

    Lamanite Jim Out Of The Brooder

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    I am putting the finishing touches on a large, covered, chicken run and would like to plant an ivy, of some sort, to help with shade. Does anyone know of a plant that the chickens won't eat and most importantly...one that won't poison them if they do eat it? The sides of the run are eight feet tall. The enclosure is made of 2" x 4" farm fencing.
     
  2. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are a few types of Ivy that are toxic to chickens (more than just poison ivy)
    http://ferndalechickens.com/plants-toxic-to-chickens/ Have you seen this list yet?
    Out of curiosity what would happen if you had fake Ivy like plants or were you looking for something authentic?
     
  3. Brookliner

    Brookliner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Brookliner Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. newwestchick

    newwestchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    My aunt had a gorgeous Virginia creeper on her run and coop for many years without incident. They're the one that turn a brilliant red in the fall. Not sure if they grow in your climate but they sure are pretty!
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  8. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I have grapevines and they peck some at the lower leaves, eating some of them but mainly leaving them alone. They LOVE the grapes!!! Wonderful shade and beautiful.
     
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    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome back to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. The other members have given you some good links to check out. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. What kind of chickens do you have?
     

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