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Which fruit trees do well in the chicken run?

 
Angelika Maier
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Location: cool climate, Blue Mountains, Australia
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I know that banana trees, all citrus and passionfruit do well with a lot of chicken poo.
My guess is that loquats and peaches like this toom because of the hight nitrogen.
I have got two peach trees there and theu are doing very well.
But what anbout other fruit or nut trees?
Cherries, pears, apples, apricots, mulberries?
Do they like that much chicken maure?
 
Matt Saager
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Location: Oregon - Willamette Valley
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At different locations, I've had apples, plums, apricots and cherries.
Not in one dedicated run... but in different paddocks that were open to the chickens.
All of these trees did quite well.

I have never tried mulberries, but from what I understand this is a near perfect match.
The trees benefit from the chickens eating pests and bugs below the tree.
The chickens benefit from a diet of fallen mullberries for most of the summer.
 
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