What about herbs? what are dangerous, what are benificial?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by FowlFriend1, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. FowlFriend1

    FowlFriend1 Hatching

    Oct 20, 2012
    I have planted herbs mostly lavender, rosemary and oregano. They tend to attract bugs and the chicks love to pick at them, but I don't know if they are actually eating the buds and flowers. I am hoping it is safe...oh and my girls are only about 5 weeks old. They also go for the hydrangeas too.
    Any advise on chicken safe landscaping plants to add to the yard to attract bugs, or feed the girls? I am in california so just about anything goes.
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    The only herbs my chickens go crazy for is parsley. They won't eat basil, or other strong herbs.
  3. chfite

    chfite Songster

    Jun 7, 2011
    Taylors, SC
    Heavy mulch or boards on the ground will create an environment prime for bugs. The chickens can dig them out of the mulch or from under the boards when you move them.


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