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5 Plants to Fix a Damp Spot in Your Chicken Garden

A damp or wet area is problematic in a chicken garden because chickens don’t do well with continual dampness, and it can create a large unwanted muddy area where nothing will grow. The following plants are good choices for damp areas:

1

Alder trees

Alnus. Deciduous trees. Zones vary by species. These nitrogen-fixing trees like ample water and can tolerate flooding. They can reach heights of 40 to 70 feet depending on variety.

2

Cyperus

Cyperus. Perennial. Zones vary by species. Graceful grass-like plants with striking form. Can be invasive.

3

Gunnera

Gunnera tinctoria. Perennials. Hardy to Zone 8, can be nurtured in Zones 6 and 7. Striking, colossal, stunning leaves.

4

Horsetail

Equisetum hyemale. Perennial. Zones 7–10. It is a very primitive, structure plant with 4' upright slender hollow stems. It can be extremely invasive. Horsetail is mildly toxic to chickens.

5

Willow trees

Salix. Deciduous trees. Zones vary by species. Stunning, weeping trees that are fast-growing, yet can be weak-wooded and short lived. Thrive near water, but don’t plant near sewer lines.

 
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