trees in run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by scout24, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. scout24

    scout24 Hatching

    Jul 11, 2008
    brewster, ny
    Hi, I'm building a run with a few small trees in it and want to make sure the trees and their berries are ok for the chickens to be around. One of the trees is an eastern red cedar and the other one is a russian olive. Are these ok or do I need to remove them before the run goes up?
  2. cmcgoun

    cmcgoun Songster

    The trees sound like they would be okay in the run, people say cedar is a no-no but thats only in an enclosed area, and when it is cut up to allow the oils to escape.
  3. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Sounds like you will have lucky chickens! We want to see a pic when you are done!
  4. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    I'd make sure that the chickens can't get into it and use it for a liberation launching pad!

    Otherwise sounds fine. [​IMG]
  5. Lostdog

    Lostdog In the Brooder

    Jun 26, 2008
    What a cool idea [​IMG] --Good Luck!!
  6. hoosier

    hoosier Songster

    Plant an elderberry and have fun watching them jump for the berries! [​IMG]

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