Plants for the run

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by PulletSurprise, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. PulletSurprise

    PulletSurprise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, I live in Oregon and want to plant some sort of climbing vines for the chicken run. Something the chickens can eat, grow fast and look pretty. Any ideas? The spot is mostly shade and stationary. Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. S0rcy

    S0rcy Chillin' With My Peeps

    green beans? They grow fast [​IMG]
     
  3. spatcher

    spatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I gaurantee you that if you plant ANYTHING in the run, it will never see maturity!
     
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  4. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    i have the ducks in the yard. they will eat zuchinni leafs, pumpkin leafs and bell and other pepper lefs but they will leave tomatoes leafs alone
     
  5. Ron

    Ron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How about Malabar spinich? I would start them in small pots, transplant them to the outside of the run, protect them for a couple of weeks, maybe by placing plywood sheets INSIDE the run, then remove the boards when the plants are about 3 feet tall and let the gourmets loose on them.
     
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  6. PulletSurprise

    PulletSurprise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It would be great IF I had a nice sunny spot to grow it as an annual. Too bad I live in Oregon, I would love to grow that as a year round plant.
     
  7. blue fire

    blue fire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OOH sunflowers would be great, even though they are not vines....
     
  8. S0rcy

    S0rcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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