Vines for coop and run?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jayjord, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. jayjord

    jayjord New Egg

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    I haven't yet built a coop or even raised chickens before. I'm still figuring out designs for everything. Does anyone have any type of vines growing on the chicken wire around your runs? I think this would help blend the chicken area with the rest of my yard. What types of vines would good? Any kind that would be poisonous? Thanks for any feedback!!
     
  2. Cluky

    Cluky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have couple of types of clematis on each corner of the run, some raspberry bushes and rose bushes
     
  3. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    People report using grape, honeysuckle, jasmine, trumpet vine, and so forth.

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  4. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Morning Glories are a great vine. And they're edible, so they're safe for the chooks.

    ~ Aspen
     
  5. Cluky

    Cluky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    morning glories are beautiful looking only problem is once you have them they need serious management otherwise they will take over everything
     
  6. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    True that! They are edible however, so if we have an abundance of morning glories we pick them, and throw them in green smoothies or give them to the birds for a good snack.

    ~ Aspen
     
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    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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  8. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My neighbor had grapes growing all over her coops - they ate the grapes they could reach! They were thick grapes I think Moscovie grapes.

    Caroline
     
  9. yogifink

    yogifink Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We haven't yet, but plan to use a vining spinach, pole beans, squash and cucumbers. There'll be some clean up every year, but the DW insists. [​IMG]
     
  10. 4mybcs

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    Love all the ideas for vines. Great summer shade and something to peck at. Vining spinach is a really good idea.
     

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