Can anyone help me with an easy fast-growing chicken-safe vine?

luvmyfish(z5 IN)March 30, 2012

I want to plant some vines on the outside of our chicken run to provide summer shade. I'd like perennial vines and they need to be chicken safe since the chickens will eat any leaves that they can reach. I was researching hops but are they easy and hardy? I prefer non fruiting vines but will plant fruit ones if the fruit isn't bright (wild bird poo and all that). thanks!

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luvmyfish(z5 IN)

forgot to sign-my name is gale. thanks

    Bookmark   March 30, 2012 at 1:24AM
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kayjones(Mo6b)

I did a google.com search and found tons of sites where chicken growers have great information on this subject:

http://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ix=heb&ie=UTF-8&ion=1#hl=en&sclient=psy-ab&q=chicken-safe%20vines&oq=&aq=&aqi=&aql=&gs_l=&pbx=1&fp=3c17bac594aba933&ix=heb&ion=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&biw=1280&bih=653

Here is a link that might be useful: Vines safe for chicken runs

    Bookmark   March 30, 2012 at 7:03AM
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luvmyfish(z5 IN)

thanks. I'd already done that but was hoping for the input of people who are more into gardening than raising chickens since people here seem to know more about zones and such. Thanks anyway.
Gale

    Bookmark   March 31, 2012 at 1:04PM
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tracydr(9b)

Sweet potato vines, malabar spinach, any pea. Squash, gourds, loofa. Roses.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2012 at 6:44PM
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