- Jan 3, 2021
I will have to plant something to give the girls shade n the covered yard. What trees or bushes do you think are not toxic and may double as a food source? Zone 8.
There is a hedge of bay laurel in my run, that was there before we moved in. My chickens don’t seem to touch it at all. My understanding is bay is a good natural insecticide that will help keep stuff like mites away. It’s evergreen, gives shade, and bay leaves to cook or decorate with.
anything intentionally planted in a chicken area I’d assume will have to be caged until it’s big enough to withstand the abuse
Is the recommendation to face coops south due to the position of the sun in winter? We get a lot of storms from the S.W., so I was trying to think of a way to shield that side.