what plants do your chickens hate

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by kmcconnell, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. kmcconnell

    kmcconnell Hatching

    Jan 17, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Hi all,

    As spring arrives here in Austin and my yard starts to green up again, I've begun to notice which plants my young ladies *love* to eat, and which they seem to leave alone. Our vegetable garden is fenced in, so they can't wreak havoc in there, but I'm trying to maintain some semblance of green in the larger yard (they range around during the day). SO - I'd love to hear your observations on good "chicken-resistant" herbs and flowers.

    So far, the most "chicken-resistant" varieties in my yard are: rosemary, sage, cilantro, daffodils, shrimp plant...

    Conversely, they have decimated all of my strawberry plants, turks' cap, mexican heather, mistflower, ruellia, poppies, obedient plant, and of course, nondescript weeds.

    Anyone want to add to this list?

    (Austin, TX)
  2. keljonma

    keljonma Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2011

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