Field Greens

By Dawn419, Jan 11, 2012 | |
  1. Dawn419
    Field Greens for your Chickens
    Just wanted to share some of the greens that we harvest from our yard, to feed as treats, for our chickens (many of these are good for human consumption, also!). We rent our home and the trailer is basically set up in the middle of a hillside hayfield so there's no real lawn, to speak of, but plenty of free growing greens (some people may consider them nothing more than weeds, though).
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    Chickweed...
    NUTRITION:
    Chickweed is an excellent source of vitamins A, D, B complex, C, and rutin (an accompanying flavonoid), as well as iron, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, manganese, sodium, copper, and silica
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    Clovers...coming soon (not enough time on the computer with Skip being laid off...[​IMG])
    Comfrey...(as animal feed, pg. 5)
    NUTRITION:
    Comfrey is high in protein, vitamins and minerals.
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    Dandelion leaves/flowers...
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    Henbit...
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    Plantain...
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    Wild Violets leaves/flowers...
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