My favorite of all plants is the Butterfly Bush. Easy to grow, gorgeous and towards the end of the summer hundreds and hundreds of butterflies are attracted to them. Lots of bees also. I've never seen one of my chickens catch a butterfly but they run around in circles watching them = free entertainment!
|Just getting started!
|About 3 - 4 ft tall.
|Butterflies by the hundreds!
I have a large herb garden and most of the things I grow they really love! I have learned the trick is to plant everything close and lush. I temporarily put chicken wire around the bed till everything gets growing well, then remove it. They may nibble around the perimeter but that seems to keep them happy and out of the middle. Lemon Basil is their absolute favorite. They will leave them looking like they've been mowed down in a matter of minutes. To solve this problem I just plant lemon basil in containers. I can easily move them around so they get proper sun but our little flockers can't get to them!
|No room for playing in the flower beds!
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|Who could ask for anything more?