plants safe for chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chickaboo7, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. chickaboo7

    chickaboo7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm trying to find bushes or shrubs to plant in my chicken run. Whats safe? Right now there is some ivy on the fence. I have Vinica , Bamboo , Hostas Rhodos Azaleas etc. I want to keep it safe but attractive too. We have clay soil and it can get very dry in the summer.
     
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    hisbride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what I understand they won't eat what is bad for them but I would check first before planting stuff in their run. For instance I have vinca and i have never seen them take any interest in it which is good because it is supposed to be bad for them.
    Here is alink about http://www.poultryhelp.com/toxicplants.html#C]
    Honestly whatever you plant it won't be there long if they like it. I planted marigolds just outside the fencing and it was gone by the end of the day. Note to self: plant it farther than they can stretch their necks through the fence out to eat it.
     
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