Vines in Run?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by maysorum, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. maysorum

    maysorum Out Of The Brooder

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    I posted this question in the Coop and Run forum, but wanted to try here too.

    I would love to have wisteria and clematis but they are reportedly toxic to chickens, correct? So I'm looking at chocolate, trumpet, honeysuckle, and kiwi vines that appear to be somewhat chicken safe. Does anyone have any experience keeping chickens in close proximity to any of these vines? I know that Honeysuckle may be toxic but it seems there are many accounts of chickens living with it. Have any experiences to share? Or successes with the aforementioned vines? Or any suggestions?

    Thanks!
     
  2. lfreem2

    lfreem2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep in mind that honeysuckle attracts A LOT of bees.
     
  3. Rooneytune

    Rooneytune Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I actually have clematis growing on my run... I it is in a pot on the out side of the run and the a small arbor thing and then climbed onto the run fencing. Because it doesn;t hit the fencing until about 4 feet up they really can't get at it. So far this has worked for me [​IMG].
     

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