Plants next to coop run.

laughingclown

Songster
8 Years
Aug 5, 2011
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Linden, Michigan
So I seen some pictures of coops with Sunflowers along the runs for shade. Since we are planting my garden this is something I want to do. I know that they are poisonous to chickens so how far away do I plant them or will they just not eat it?
 

joan1708

Songster
8 Years
May 14, 2011
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I don't think sunflowers are poisonous to chickens. Also, plant some comfrey for them. Maybe some thornless blackberries would be good depending on where you live.
 

laughingclown

Songster
8 Years
Aug 5, 2011
289
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Linden, Michigan
I read in here they were. The seeds were fine but any of the leaves or stalks are. That being said, seeds are cheap. I dont have the money to buy bushes and such.
 

crazyhen

Crowing
11 Years
Aug 26, 2008
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I use climbing roses, the old fashioned kind that will grow into trees to run over my fence topped run. They love the shade. The roses will go toward the morning sun. Gloria Jean
 

holly ann

In the Brooder
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May 13, 2012
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I don't think sunflowers are poisonous to chickens. Also, plant some comfrey for them. Maybe some thornless blackberries would be good depending on where you live.
I've planted thorned black berries. I figure the predators would have a harder time getting in. Is this wrong?
 

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