Plants Chickens Love To Eat So Grow Them Next To Coops to supplement your chicken’s diet of feed, insects, and grass in their chicken run.
Many people have discovered the major health benefits of raising chickens for their fresh laid eggs.
Many others have found out that they can combine raising chickens and gardening. This is primarily because their chickens get health benefits from some of the most commonly planted vegetables and herbs found in today’s backyard garden.
This article was created by the author in hopes to help share their vast knowledge of both gardening and raising chickens.
The article describes several different herbs and vegetables that would be really good choices to be planted very close to your chicken coop so that your chickens can eat them and get the health benefits that many of the plants have to offer.
All of the information is presented in a way that makes it really easy to read.
Vegetables & Grains:
Peas, Beans, & Legumes
Rhubarb (no leaves)
Garlic, Onions, Leeks (Alliums)
Leafy Green Swiss Chard
Avocado skin and pits contain persin, which is toxic to chickens.
Raw green potato skins contain solanine, which is poisonous to chickens.
Don’t give your chickens leaves of rhubarb, potato, or tomato plants.
Fruit & Shrubs:
Most Fruit Trees & Canes
Siberian Pea Shrub
Roses and Rose Hips
Please AVOID AVOID AVOID planting these: Azalea, Clematis, Corn Cockle, Foxglove, Henbane, Iris, Lily of the Valley, Sweet Pea, Rhododendron, Trumpet Vine, Castor Bean, Honeysuckle, Vetch, Buttercup, St. John’s Wort, Daffodil, Daphne, Boxwood, Cherry laurel, Ivy, Jasmine, Mexican Poppy, Monkshood, Lantana, Oleander, Tobacco, Tulip, Wisteria, Yew.