Will chickens go after house plants?

Seaecho

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I am considering having one of my chickens as a house pet. But . . . I have a LOT of house plants. Over 100. I know they go after greens outside, so I'm assuming my house plants would be in peril? She's a frizzle, and I know they don't generally fly, but would she jump up about 2.5 feet to get to the plant stand?
 

sylviethecochin

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Jun 14, 2017
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They can jump that high, yes. My silkies can manage that easily, and they don't have feathers.

They'll probably want to eat your house plants.Never having had a house chicken, I can't guarantee one way or the other, but mine like nothing more than a nice salad.

Maybe you could supply greens on the ground for her? A low patch of spinach in a planter or something?
 

Chickassan

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May 23, 2017
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Last year I had four chicks and an aloe vera plant in the house, the chicks shawshanked out of the brooder while I was cutting grass the one thing they decimated was that poor aloe nothing else was touched. So yeah, those plants wouldn't stand a chance. :)
 

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