Vine on run fencing ?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Chicken Woman, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    I am wanting to plant some kind of vigerious climbing vine or herb on the outside of my run. What would the chickens enjoy reaching through and getting nibbles ? I don't want to plant something that would make them sick or something to attract yellow jackets as we have plenty yellow jackets in the summer as it is.

    Any suggestions ?
     
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    There is a VERY vigorous vine that would work- I think it's called Malabar spinach- I just called it climbing spinach. It grows like crazy, has dark green, glossy leaves and purple stems. Only one drawback- it reseeds like crazy!


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  3. jab91864

    jab91864 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know about nibbles, my flock devours anything they can reach thru and grab...lol.
    They have gone on to my garden area and literally destroyed my roses, hostas, irises and one year I had to replant most of my tomatoes and peppers.
     
  4. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    just stay away from anything in the morning glory family they are poisonous, and I am not sure if they are dangerous to chooks.
     
  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Malabar spinach???

    Off to research that one....sounds interesting.
     
  6. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    OMG! Have you checked out their other products???

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  7. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Ok, that was an expensive mouse click...LOL

    Actually I only spent about $16.

    Got a few french melons and some bok choy along with the spinach vine.
     
  8. Chicken Woman

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    You did better than me !!! $38.00 SHHHHHHHH
     
  9. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Here is what I got...
    ML104 $3.50 1 - Petit Gris de Rennes
    ML114 $2.50 1 - Charentais
    OR124 $2.00 1 - Canton Bok
    OR131 $2.00 1 - Large Leaf Tong Ho
    SP107 $2.50 1 - Red Malabar Spinach
     

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