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Periwinkle myrtle (Vinca) in the run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by joebryant, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. joebryant

    joebryant Crowing

    I am getting ready to enclose a large area of myrtle (vinca) groundcover for my run. I know that the chickens will undoubtedly destroy it all, but is it possible that it could destroy the chickens too? Should I spray it to try to kill it all before I enclose it? I'd rather not spend my time digging it up; that'd be a BIG job for someone who's laziness personified. Maybe I could get Anne to dig it up if it has to go.
     
  2. CATRAY44

    CATRAY44 Lard Cookin Chicken Woman

  3. joebryant

    joebryant Crowing

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  4. joebryant

    joebryant Crowing

    WHY ME, GOD?
     
  5. CATRAY44

    CATRAY44 Lard Cookin Chicken Woman

    And periwinkle is such a happy sounding plant, lol. We have it everywhere too...
     
  6. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * I have a little of it. All I do if I don't want it someplace, I just yank it out. ONE advantage of havin' a sand yard, I guess. Wish other stuff was as easy. TRADE you vinca for 7 ft. tall honeysuckle, Joe. . . [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  7. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    Quote:No wonder it's found in many old cemeteries around here. Sweet dreams for the inhabitants.
     
  8. joebryant

    joebryant Crowing

    d.k :

    TRADE you vinca for 7 ft. tall honeysuckle, Joe. . . [​IMG][​IMG]

    Oh, no, no, no, no, a thousand times, NO TRADE. Anne is AT THIS MOMENT out cutting down and spraying Japanese honeysuckly that has taken over the border tree line of out property. Starting last fall, she and I have cut down thousands (literally) of Japanese honeysuckle. It's worse than AWFUL.​
     
  9. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Tell me about it!!! I use a pair of loppers to cut down short, then yank the 16 inch root out of the ground. Hate to say it, but it's also the only place in the yard where I've used Round-Up and gladly, yet even that only seems to keep the stuff at bay for a short time. [​IMG]
     
  10. spook

    spook Songster

    This is interesting. I have it growing where the chickens have access, for the past 2 years! So far, so good, BUT, it may explain why my girls are happiest out of their enclosed yard!
     

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