What kind of plants should I plant?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Iheartchicks<3:), Feb 23, 2012.

  1. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Songster

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
    What kind of plants should i plant in my chickens run? How will i ensure that they will grow? And when should i plant them? I want a plant that will group plenty of leaves and nummy things for my chickies to eat! :)

  2. Tressa27884

    Tressa27884 Songster

    Mar 27, 2011
    Cooper, Texas
    no matter what you plant in the run your chickens will destroy it. You could plant something in a pot with chicken wire across the top so they can't dig and only get the leaves. I have some winter lettuces growing like that in my yard.
  3. pheonixstar15a

    pheonixstar15a In the Brooder

    Mar 12, 2010
    i wouldn't worry about planting anything in the chicken run, they wont even let it start growing unless you put wire fence around the plant and don't let them at it, they will eat or peck any plant to death, i have an orange tree growing in my chicken yard the only reason they havnt eaten it, is because they cannot reach the branches and leaves. when we made the new chicken yard a few years ago the area had weeds, lilys, a few hibiscus bushes, rose bushes growing in it, now it is a sand lot you would never know it once had anything growing in it.
  4. jomoncon

    jomoncon Songster

    Sep 24, 2010
    New Orleans, LA
    When I built my chicken run, I had an established 4-year old rosemary plant in the area, about 3x4 feet in size. I thought I'd just leave it there & it would be OK. The chicks didn't eat it, but between them roosting on it & then scratching around the base, it was dead in a few months.

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