Q: What are the best plants for chickens? A: Chickens enjoy many different plants as treats. Consider planting a chicken-friendly area for your flock. Chicken friendly plants: • Vegetables: Lettuce, kale, swiss chard, cucumber, broccoli, beets, carrots, squash and pumpkins. • Herbs: Lavender, mint, oregano, parsley, cilantro, thyme and basil. • Perennials: Daylilies, hostas, daisies, roses, coneflowers and ferns.