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Purslane for chickens?

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Our yard is overrun with Purslane.  can chickens eat that?

thank you!

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Yep!  It's one of the very best sources in the world for omega-3.  You can eat it too!

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But would you want to? lau

Really?  You can eat it?

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Purslane is very good for you and your flock. We eat the leaves in salad. My sister-in-law says she also eats the stems, but I'm not fond of them. Never eat any that have been sprayed with chemicals.

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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?"

"Purslane-propagation device"

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:

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