Plants to put around the run for snacks

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by bethandjoeync, May 9, 2009.

  1. bethandjoeync

    bethandjoeync Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
    Iron Station, NC
    I have thinned out my garden and have been able to transplant green beans, cucumber, watermelon and a few corn plants into small peet cups. I am wondering if the green beans can be planted at the run for the girls to have an extra snack that also brings bugs too. will any of the plants be safe for them to nibble/destroy lol?

    here is the wording on the seed packet
    beans, Garden
    tendergreen improved (bush)
    ---so basically it's a bush bean type of green bean---
    so what's the verdict?
  2. TammyTX

    TammyTX Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 16, 2009
    Look at the treats chart. I saw greenbeans on there.
  3. bethandjoeync

    bethandjoeync Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
    Iron Station, NC
    i thought I read somewhere that certain kinds of beans you can plant and let them eat them right off the vine without harm? maybe I was mistaken
  4. btrent94

    btrent94 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2009
    Glendale, AZ
    they love sweet potato leafs .. the great thing about it is it grows fast but keep them away from it before it reaches decent size otherwise they'll eat to the point of killing .. but once it gets big dont worry about them eating all the leaves.. it'll grow back just protect it once it starts growing back again .. good luck

    they also like my fresh grown watermelon but that's not grown with them i grow it then put it in there ..
  5. emvickrey

    emvickrey ChowDown Silkie Farm

    Mar 5, 2009
    Hornbeak, Tennessee
    We put our chickens in confinement after they ate the seeds we worked so hard to plant. We had to replant our 3 gardens. Aparantly they will eat anything that don't eat them first. We have planted crookneck squash 3 times and bell peppers too.

    I rad that they will kill and eat snakes and kill mice. Well I found a dead mouse in their coop but when we found a snake today and threw it in with them they just looked at it and walked away. No interest at all. But it was alost dead already.

    I despise snakes and if there is one spotted on our property it will die. I don't care if it is a rattle snake or a garter snake. It's a gonner. I have some very ambuncous grandsons that are always looking for frogs, lizards and worms. Which means pickingup stuff out ofthe yard that has ben there for a while. They found this snake today.

    They where barefoot and wearing shorts. Could have been a disaster.

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