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Plants that are "chicken-safe"....

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Dinos_rock, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. Dinos_rock

    Dinos_rock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of plants can I plant around and in the coop to make it look nice and perhaps make some shade?
     
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  2. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    It's best to stay with native species for you area....domestic varietys always do the best.

    Seems to me that chickens are smart enough to only eat what is good for them?

    I've seen alot of different lists that say they are poisonious to chickens.

    In my area, they list milkweed as a danger, however it is really a Wisconsin wild flower that is the host plant for the monarch butterfly, a plant that is a perenn



    ial, that I promote. It shades the dusting area that the girls use almost daily, and they know it is not something good to eat.

    Free range flocks encounter alot of plants that aren't in their best interest....and they simply know what's best.

    I would grow what works best for you.

    bigzio
     
  3. Dinos_rock

    Dinos_rock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, thanks.
     

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