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quick growing plants that chickens LOVEE....???? any help..:)

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by AlicesSilkies, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. AlicesSilkies

    AlicesSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Gang!!
    My friends chickens have completley destroyed her back garden, sooo...i need to know of any quick growing, yummy plants that i can plant as a surprise for her and her chickens...
    They need to grow back quickly and look kinda nice..

    thanks soo much guys!!

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  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    This is a wonderful idea! You can grow her some ornamental kale. I don't know how quick it'll grow, but it looks pretty and the chickens will love it too. Also spinach. Fairly fast grower and you get different types and colours.
     
  3. AlicesSilkies

    AlicesSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ooh thankyou, i love the spinach idea [​IMG]

    Anybody else got ideas??
     
  4. mickey328

    mickey328 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ours are crazy for parsley and swiss chard. They also go wild for dandelion leaves, but...prolly wouldn't want to "plant" those, LOL Clover is excellent but doesn't need to go in a garden...just any old patch will do for it.
     
  5. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Any of the leaf lettuces. Black Seeded Simpson is very fast growing & attractive.
     
  6. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Fast growing that they love? Mine like radish tops, and any type of "green" just about. Chard is a favorite but it's not as fast growing as turnips, radish, and mustard greens. I don't grow any of those for myself since I dont' like them but for the chickens, they're great.
     
  7. Extra Java

    Extra Java Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How about a Pakistan Mulberry or Fig Tree?

    They love the shade, dropped fruit, it's a quick grower and they can't destroy it.

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