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setting up a coop/run, what should I plant?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by rynanne, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. rynanne

    rynanne Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 27, 2011
    Hi! I'm setting up a coop and run for chickens that I'll be getting when I'm done. I live in an urban area, so I don't have a lot of room. We plan to let them roam our backyard and then move them to our front yard in moveable pens, but is there anything I can plant in the back yard that will be hardy? I know they can destroy grass rather quickly. My husband was wondering about sorgum or oats that grow in the winter and then what to plant for the rest of the time. Thanks!
  2. yellowirenut

    yellowirenut Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 27, 2011
    New haven, IN
    Unless they are moved regularly they will reduce any vegetation inside there pens to dirt.
  3. VelvettFog

    VelvettFog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2011
    Yakima, WA

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