Jump to content

Do you think these plants will survive in a chicken run ?

Recommended Posts

I know similar ques have been asked before but I couldn't find the thread :oops:


I'm planning to build a run extension near the veg plot, it will be in partial shade and I would like to plant Potatoes, Kale and Jerusalem artichokes in the run area - do you think they will survive ? (I don't mind them eating some of the Kale.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I don't think that any of those would survive.


And I would be careful with potatoes. They are a relative of the deadly nightshade, and green potatoes are poisonous. I am not sure about the tops. Animals, however, seem to have a better idea of what is safe to eat than we do.


Apple trees are the traditional things to grow in a chicken area, for obvious reasons!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Plus if they scratch the ground where the potatos are and dig one up they may peck at it and eat it and that would be poisenous too.


Im having a bamboo in my run, only one of my girls pecks a bit a thte leaves on my bamboo, what height are you planning on making the run?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...