Please note: While these plants won’t harm your birds, your birds could harm these plants with continuous chewing. Chickens will of course scratch around and eat many plants in the garden, including tender vegetable and fruit crops that you have to fence off. Having the right plants to grow around your chicken coop can be beneficial to your chicken and to yourself as well. However, when feeding your chicken cooked rice, try giving it pilaf mixes. Chickens eat bugs at all levels of the bugs life (adult, larval and egg). Your coop should be able to withstand assault from many different sources. 2.Close & Plant Your Chicken Run in the Spring. Whether you have chickens for the companionship or because you simply enjoy knowing where your food comes from, chicken owners have a special responsibility to their chicken’s health. Safe Aviary Plants. Your chickens can have some shade from the sunlight while outside their coop if you have any of these plants growing around them. Rice can be a great snack for your chicken, provided it’s cooked. Toxicity is a natural defense for a plant, and some common garden plants are potentially poisonous to chickens. Jasminum polyanthum, commonly called pink jasmine, is a fast-growing twining vine that grows in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 8 through 11. If you’re looking to put some plants in your garden that the chickens won’t touch, have a look at this list: These plants are what we’ve found (from experience) that chickens do not touch. 16 Replies 4622 Views July 18, 2013, 10:17 by Sassy : is tea tree oil safe to use on chickens? For instance, daffodils are poisonous to most animals, including chickens. Spread Mulch The blossom is a good source of calcium, iron and Vitamin A, … The rice might swell after coming in contact with moisture, causing gut problems. Will our school chickens be safe? This herb provides high plant protein and antibacterial properties so it’s great for the chickens. Remember, chickens are foraging birds by nature. Similarly, my chickens just aren't interested in eating my daffodils. Many people have found this out the hard way thinking their birds are secure and safe only to find it wasn’t so. Squash blossoms . Also it’s a good option since it’s one of your kitchen’s need. But many people have dogs or cats as well as pretty spring gardens in their yards, because dogs and cats generally won't eat these poisonous plants. By Bonnie Jo Manion, Robert T. Ludlow . Avoid feeding your chicken uncooked rice because it can be dangerous for it. Below is a list of the safe variety of plants indoor and outdoor which have been reported as having no adverse affects on animals. Started by Reflection on The Hen House. 2 Replies 4175 Views August 25, 2010, 09:08 by Bubbles : whats safe to feed chickens Started by JMF on The Hen House Plants to grow next to coops: basil. It’s a good idea to leave your chickens in a space where you have a bug problem and within a few hours you will have a pest-free area and have fed your chickens an abundance of protein-rich food! If you have a chicken coop at your barn or your backyard and you like to do gardening too, then this article is a must for you to read. This is a good place to note that chicken wire keeps chickens in- but will not keep predators out! Part of Gardening with Free-Range Chickens For Dummies Cheat Sheet . Tasty stuffed with a sausage/ricotta mixture then fried, the chickens love them also fresh off the vine. Can Chickens Eat Rice And Do They Like It? If you’re planning on landscaping the chicken run, then here’s the list of some chicken-friendly plants you might need to consider. When building a planted aviary for your bird it’s best to know which plants will be safe and which will not. 2. Spring is a great time to completely close off access to your chicken run and relocate chickens during the daylight hours (free-range your chickens or place them in a tractor to till garden beds). Started by Bubbles on The Hen House.