planting trees/shrubs in/by chicken run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Chirpy, Jun 1, 2007.

  1. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    In my reading posts I've heard some people say that they've planted things by the chicken run only to have them die. They apparently get 'burned' by the chicken poo.

    We would like to plant some pine trees and shrubs either inside or just outside the run area for both shade and a wind break. Are they doomed to die? Can it be done? The ground is level so there won't be run off onto them.
  2. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    We have lots of honeysuckle growing up the side of the run and a rose of sharon in the run. The chickens love to congregate under it and preen. They seem to be doing fine except for the bottom leaves which the birds continually prune. [​IMG]
  3. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Songster

    May 17, 2007
    Southeast Idaho
    After trying to grow staghorn sumac in the chicken yard and having to fence it off, I'd vote for outside the pen. Then the poo woudn't bother it anyway. They will keep things trimmed for you.[​IMG]

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