Planting spring bulbs and wild flower seeds in hen pen.

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Goosegirl

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Planting spring bulbs and wild flower seeds in hen pen.
« on: November 04, 2021, 13:01 »
OH wants a nice spring and summer display in our new hen pen and has re-sown the grass with a mix of grass seed and wild flower mix. He's also going to plant some daffs, crocus, snowdrops and English bluebells around the apple trees. Is this a wise thing to do and will this work ok or will the hens devour them?
I work very hard so don't expect me to think as well.

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Re: Planting spring bulbs and wild flower seeds in hen pen.
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2021, 17:13 »
Check out what’s poisonous to chickens first.

https://www.chickens.allotment-garden.org/poultry-illnesses-ailments/poisonous-plants-toxic-to-poultry-north-america/

This would be relevant to uk too.


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Re: Planting spring bulbs and wild flower seeds in hen pen.
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2021, 11:37 »
mine never ate fowers apart from calla liliies, bamboo leaves and there was a flower they would decimate at seed time. poss japanese anenome.

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Re: Planting spring bulbs and wild flower seeds in hen pen.
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2021, 13:49 »
Ah well, they're all planted now and the only one on the list that's toxic is daffs. Hey, ho. We'll just have to see how it goes.

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Re: Planting spring bulbs and wild flower seeds in hen pen.
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2021, 20:34 »
Mine would dig up any plant they did not eat with the excuse there might be a tasty worm in the roots !


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