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There is a good article that talks about growing feeds to supplement your poultry's commercial feed.  It talks about cover crops and sprouting, all kinds of good info (I think anyway).  Here is the link:
http://www.motherearthnews.com/Sustainable-Farming/Grow-Poultry-Feed-What-Chickens-Eat.aspx?newsletter=1&utm_content=03.02.2011+SLCS&utm_campaign=SLCS&utm_source=iPost&utm_medium=email
Do any of y'all do some of this?

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Noodleroo, your article on taming chickens was helpful, thankyou for taking the time to post it.cool

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Sure do love Mother Earth News.

Sure I do some of those things. My birds get sprouts twice a day.  I grow or collect many vegetables and let them freeze outside.  (We rarely get above freezing from November till April). I give the birds scrap from deer carcases and the birds free range.

I have considered growing flax or sunflowers, have attempted Quinoa.  But I find it "cheaper" to buy grains such as wheat and oats.

I am not a row crop farmer, so cover cropping is not something I do.  We have large tracts of old growth forest that is just teeming with forage from May through September.  (The rest of the year is my problem.)

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"Nothing is lost, nothing is created ... all is transformed. Nothing is the prey of death. All is the prey of life."-- Antoine Béchamp

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Nurseronda; you are most welcome; I'm glad you found the taming info useful.  I love my animals and want everybody to have sweet, loving pets - if they want them that way, of course.  love

and ON; I really like Mother Earth News, too; lots of good stuff to learn.  I don't know how you guys in the North handle the cold.  Our winter is over down here and everything is starting to bud out.  I have not thought of growing anything for the chickens besides greens!  They will share with me, of course.  I haven't been in the mood to make bread from my soft wheat that I make Rejuvelac with, so I've been giving it as treats to my chickens.  They absolutely love it; sprouted and slightly fermented wheat!  Much cheaper for me to purchase the grains, too.  I'm planting by the moon so I'll be busy in the next few weeks.  I have lots of medicinal plant seeds to start and my herbs, of course.  I'm moving everything so we'll see how it goes.  If we can just avoid a tornado this year, I think it'll be great!

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I too like your taming your chickens page..  We like our chickens tame..smile
ON

"Nothing is lost, nothing is created ... all is transformed. Nothing is the prey of death. All is the prey of life."-- Antoine Béchamp

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