Shrubs

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jwebb418, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. jwebb418

    jwebb418 Chirping

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    I'm not sure where to place this so feel free to move it.

    I'd like to plant a bunch of shrubs to give my chooks more hiding places (since they love the few we have). I was wondering if any of these shouldn't be planted within pecking distance of the chooks?

    Blue Moon Wisteria
    Mock Orange
    Dwarf Josse Reblooming Lilac
    Pink Weigela
    Mixed Butterfly Bush

    Thank you!
     

  2. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Songster

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    Lilac, weigela, and butterfly bush are okay.

    Wisteria and mock orange are toxic.
     
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  3. jwebb418

    jwebb418 Chirping

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    Thank you so much!
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    You'll have to protect the plants from the chooks until they are well established, they'll try to eat them and/or scratch around the roots and kill the plant.
     
  6. Moxiechick

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    I have a Pee Gee Hydrangea that the chickens love to hide under, but haven't been able to damage. I've never seen them try to eat it and it's been around for years without any apparent ill affects.
     
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