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Plants around coop ????????

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by 5peeps, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. 5peeps

    5peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone tell me if it's OK to put ribbon grass around the coop were the chicken might have accesses to it ?


    regards
    will
     
  2. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry, I don't know what ribbon grass is. But it occurred to me to ask a question...

    Are you wondering if the chickens will harm the grass, or if the grass will harm the chickens?
     
  3. happyhen

    happyhen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why not plant something pretty and useful like nasturtiums. Great in human salads (flowers and leaves) and supposed to prevent internal parasites in chickens. It's an easy to grow annual that thrives in poor conditions.

    Just a thought. [​IMG]
     
  4. 5peeps

    5peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's an ornamental grass ? I was wondering if it would hurt the chickens if they eat it ???


    thanks
    Will
     
  5. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

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    Quote:those sound really great, can you get those at home depot or lowes?
     
  6. happyhen

    happyhen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen started plants at our Home Depot and Wal-Mart, but I usually just get a packet of seeds for .95 and just plant around the coop. They grow pretty fast. [​IMG]
     
  7. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    Nasturtiums grow easily from seed, at least where I live. Sometimes I can find them at the big box stores where they sell the started herbs & vegetables.

    I hadn't thought of planting them by the coops. I often plant things that look pretty and are also good for the chickens to eat. They like collards & spinach, which I grow from seed. I have wire shelving pieces I can put over them, to keep them from digging it all up.
     
  8. johnmayersquare

    johnmayersquare Let's Talk About Chicks, Man!

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    Quote:Great idea about the wire shelving!!! Way to go! [​IMG]
     
  9. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

    May 2, 2008
    Pensacola, FL
    do you just lay the wire shelving on the ground and let the seeds grow through it?

    Do you think that would work in the coop?

    ah dumb question nothing grows in the coop.. themoment it thought about growing someone would peck it..LOL
     
  10. princess buttercup

    princess buttercup New Egg

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    I plan to plant lavender around the run/coop. It isn't on the don't list and it will smell nice. I also plan to make lavender oil with the harvested blooms. (if they don't eat it all)
     

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