UncategorizedPlants Chickens Love To Eat So Grow Them Next To Coops

Plants Chickens Love To Eat So Grow Them Next To Coops

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.

 

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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.

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Herbs:

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Comfrey

Fennel

Thyme

Rosemary

Wormwood

Oregano

Chickweed

Dandelions

Nettles

Mint

Lemon Balm

Bay Leaves

Catnip

Cayenne Pepper

Chamomile

Cilantro

Cinnamon

Comfrey

Fennel

Feverfew

Garlic

Ginger

Nettles

Peppermint

Pineapple Sage

Sage

Spearmint

Tarragon

Thyme

Wormwood

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Vegetables & Grains:

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Amaranth

Cucumbers

Plantain

Clover

Alfalfa

Sunflowers

Peas, Beans, & Legumes

Lentils

Squash

Rhubarb (no leaves)

Buckwheat

Garlic, Onions, Leeks (Alliums)

Asparagus

Leafy Green Swiss Chard

Corn

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.

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Fruit & Shrubs:

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Most Fruit Trees & Canes

Raspberries

Blueberries

Strawberries

Watermelon

Currants

Mulberries

Siberian Pea Shrub

Blackberries

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Flowers:

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Calendula

Sunflower

Lavender

Nasturtium

Echinacea

Geraniums

Hibiscus

Hollyhock

Impatiens

Lilac

Pansy

Pea Blossoms

Peony

Phlox

Snap Dragon

Squash Blossom

Violet

Roses and Rose Hips

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Weeds:

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Beautyberry

Bitter Cress

Burweed

Catchweed Bedstraw

Catsear

Evening Primrose

Fat Hen

Hawkweed

Mugwort

Oxalis

Plantain

Purslane

Shiny Cudweed

Smartweed

Yellow dock

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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.

 

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