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Post pics of garden landscaping around your coop

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by coralbell7, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. coralbell7

    coralbell7 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone! I'm curious to see if anyone has placed a garden (veggies or flowers) around the coop for landscaping. Our coop looks so drab and I'm looking for inspiration! I can't wait to see what everyone posts!
     
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    Adb4090 Out Of The Brooder

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    Great idea! My coop was finished about two weeks ago, all of the landscaping is new and hasn't grown in yet. I took transplants from my garden and moved some flowers in too. Its hard to tell from the pics because everything is still small but I planted:
    Rosemary
    Thyme
    Oregano
    Basil
    Lemon Balm
    Bee Balm
    Marigolds
    Sage
    Echinacea
    Mint
    Chives
    Lavender
    Sunflowers
    Roses
    And maybe some others I can't think of

    All of these plants are edible and beneficial for my chickens. Also, attract healthy bugs for them to eat! The plants should also create a visual barrier between them and yard that feels safe.

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    In the fall, I plan to add some leafy greens to to give them. Then in the spring grow nasturtium and black eyed susan up the side for them to munch on.
     
  3. coralbell7

    coralbell7 Out Of The Brooder

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    What a great idea! I love the thought of a nice fragrant herb garden coupled with the beauty of flowers! It's going to look wonderful !
     
  4. spencecat

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    I currently have squash plants and onions planted near the coop and run.[​IMG]

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    I have tons of bark and straw mulch down.
     
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  5. coralbell7

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    My veggie garden is on the other side of the yard in raised beds. Our coop is new construction so I have a clean slate. I thought about growing a garden just for the chickens since they enjoy the family garden so much. Vine plants like pole beans and cucumbers could grow up the sides of the run to not only provide tasty tidbits but also provide shade. That is if the girls let the plants actually grow before consuming them! [​IMG]
     
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    coralbell7 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is our coop. Our girls are 15 weeks old. As you can see its out in the open so it gets pretty hot. I have tarps down to kill the grass so I can plant a garden around the whole structure
     

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