Suggested Plants to Have in Your Garden
(Be willing to share with roaming coop members!)
Vegetables, Leaves & Greens: amaranth, beets, blackberries, cabbage, carrot tops, chard, corn, cucumbers, delicate, kale, lambs quarters, any type of lettuce whatsoever, melon, millet, mustard, peas, pumpkins, quinoa, radish greens, raspberries, any root vegetable greens (beet, carrot, turnip), summer squash, sweet peppers, watermelon, winter squash.
Flowers: marigolds, sunflowers.
Herbs: sage, basil, borage, calendula, catnip, chickweed, clover, comfrey, echinacea, horehound, oregano, parsley, salvia, stinging nettle, valerian, wattle, yarrow.
Below: Garden Plants Typically Ignored by Chickens
It has been our experience that chickens tend to pay little attention to the list outlined below. With that being said, please don’t fret if your flock makes an undesirable mess of your flower patch or get drunk on your dill...
Vegetable, Leaves & Greens: chives, eggplant, garlic, green beans, horseradish, juniper, leeks, oak, all onions, hot pepper plants, pine, potatoes, redwood.
Flowers: agapanthus, calla lily, clematis, daisies, heliotrope, honeysuckle, hydrangea, iris, lambs ear, naked ladies (belladonna), poppy, rose bushes, roses, salvia, zinnia.
Herbs: aloe, dill, ginger greens, lavender, rosemary, tansy
Note: this list is by no means complete. It will, however, allow the beginning insight toward a harmonious relationship of garden, gardener and flock of chickens.