What shrub will the chickens NOT eat?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by actressbarbie, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. actressbarbie

    actressbarbie Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 28, 2011
    Hi, I'm looking to plant something to give the girls some natural cover and shade but, so far, they have eaten the ones I put in. I could really use some suggestions! Thanks!
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    A big enough shrub [​IMG]

    The trick is to get one big enough that even if they do eat it, they will only trim the bottom. I've got a wild blackberry growing just near the exit of their coop right now, it's getting huge, but they're trimming it back perfectly that they can relax under it, be safe, and not have to worry about getting tangled in it. And still it's very full, healthy, and produces a lot of berries above their heads. They're such good pruners. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2011
  3. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    My rose of sharon is holding up well.So is my forsythia(sp). I got roots for giganticus mithcantus(sp),and I bet it will be ok once big.Chickens seem to take a taste of everything.
  4. Animalian

    Animalian Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2011
    They don't touch our Hebe speciosa, or our Helichrysum italicum's

    theres another they dont touch but I can't remember what it's name is....
  5. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 2, 2010
    western Oregon
    Everbearing mulberries. They are a tree and produce tasty berries and give shade. Rasberries work well for low shelter.

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