Creating A Chicken Garden


It's never too soon to start planning your garden ... in the past, I start planning on the fly and always miss or forget something ... or get it planted late ... NOT this year.

Plus thinking of spring, for me, helps beat the winter blues!

For anyone with chickens, here are some chicken safe choices to get you started for a chicken garden:

  • Broccoli
  • Pumpkin
  • Cucumbers
  • Any type of berry
  • Leafy greens (kale, spinach, romaine, collards, Swiss chard)
  • Melons (chickens LOVE melons so much! Watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew)
  • Sunflowers
  • Corn
  • Peas
  • Squash (yellow crookneck, zucchini)
herb garden


You could also plant an herb garden for yourself or your chickens. Giving your chickens fresh herbs is so beneficial, and saves a TON of money compared to buying fresh herbs at the store.

Below is a list of herbs that would be wonderful in a chicken herb garden:

  • Garlic
  • Oregano
  • Yarrow
  • Mint (any variety)
  • Lemon balm
  • Thyme
  • Basil
  • Comfrey (super high in protein!)
  • Chamomile
  • Calendula
  • Chickweed
  • Lavender
  • Parsley
  • Sage
  • Stinging nettle

Although I don't have a garden specifically for my chickens, I like to plant lots of herbs around their coop and run for them.

herb garden