Zone 9 chicken safe plants

SOlace30

In the Brooder
Jul 25, 2019
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Hello I live in zone 9a in Northern Cal lookin to see if few plants that thrive in this area that are chicken safe. So far have grapes, jasmine, rosemary that chicken leave alone. If you have pics thanks for sharing
 

NatJ

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Mar 20, 2017
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By "chicken safe" do you mean the plant is not poisonous to chickens, or do you mean that chickens will leave the plants alone?

In general, chickens like to eat tender green things, so bushes and trees and plants with woody stems might fare better than soft, tender plants. (I notice that describes the plants you already found!)

Sorry I don't know what plants would do well in your climate.
 

msirene

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Mar 22, 2020
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I am also in NorCal Zone 9. So far, artichokes and comfrey are doing great with my new flock. Carrot seedlings were a delicious snack. Plums and plum leaves have not been discovered yet, but oddly, the pluot leaves are their favorite (they jump straight up and eat the leaves off the lower branches) :lol:
 

SOlace30

In the Brooder
Jul 25, 2019
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I am also in NorCal Zone 9. So far, artichokes and comfrey are doing great with my new flock. Carrot seedlings were a delicious snack. Plums and plum leaves have not been discovered yet, but oddly, the pluot leaves are their favorite (they jump straight up and eat the leaves off the lower branches) :lol:
Not familiar with Comfrey will take a look at that. My girls also love apricot leaves and clear them out starting from the bottom up. Watching them jump straight up is hilarious . ! My artichokes were attack and had to transplant them to other side of the yard.
 

msirene

Songster
Mar 22, 2020
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Petaluma, CA
Not familiar with Comfrey will take a look at that. My girls also love apricot leaves and clear them out starting from the bottom up. Watching them jump straight up is hilarious . ! My artichokes were attack and had to transplant them to other side of the yard.
Comfrey is a medicinal herb, but I grow it as a pollinator attracter and green mulch. The girls eat the flowers, but it actually works because they bring down the leaves and work them into the soil. Good work, ladies! :)

It's interesting, mine haven't discovered the artichokes yet at all -- they just use them as cover when something scary flies by. But then again, they are still young (almost 3 months). They have plenty of time to get into trouble ;)
 

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