I am looking to plant something that will grow up and over my run that the chickens will be able to nibble on and will provide some shade during the summer months. In response to a post on the EasyGarden Forum for a good vine to grow next to a chain link fence, someone spoke of planting Red Malabar Spinach. http://www.theeasygarden.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=25252 I am a little concerned that I may be a bit too far north for this to work. Does anyone have any suggestions for something similar that has worked well for them in the past? Thanks. .