Our yard is overrun with Purslane. can chickens eat that?
Purslane for chickens?
Yes, you can eat it, believe it or not.
Exhibit A: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/fresh-herb-salad-recipe/index.html
Exhibit B: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/PURSLANE-AND-PARSLEY-SALAD-243192
Exhibit C: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/PURSLANE-MEYER-LEMON-AND-PEAR-SALAD-WITH-KAFFIR-LIME-VINAIGRETTE-108659
And one more for good measure: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/GRILLED-ZUCCHINI-SALAD-WITH-PURSLANE-AND-TOMATO-106887
I'm actually going to try that last one tomorrow. It uses a lot of things I need to use up right now!
I knew that humans could eat it, and we tried it, but really it's sort of sour. Cooking helps, but really, there are so many better things to eat.
I suppose if the chicken-stuff hits the fan and we are all starving we could cultivate and eat it. I hear it's very high in Vitamin C.
Glad to know chickens can eat it -- will probably be our main source of yard greens!
Here's a joke we made up (kinda lame, but we're not stand-up comics):
"Hey honey, what's another name for a lawn-mower?"
Even a single cell of the Purslane plant will grow. Walking on it, mowing it, pulling pieces off the plant to try and get rid of it -- all these things just spread it. :mad: