Anyone ever feed clover?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by emsdial911, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. emsdial911

    emsdial911 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I fed my girls clover tonight and at first they were afraid to approach it so I pulled out the purple nectar sections and put it in my hand and they went NUTS. Any of you farm folk that have ever eaten that part of the flower know that it tastes like sweet honey. They love it more than the mealworms I have given them.
     
  2. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    I have fed alfalfa and timothy hay before, and given them fresh grass with clover in it. They seem to love it.
     
  3. Supernatural

    Supernatural Out Of The Brooder

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    We have clover growing in our yard, and our chickens love it! I ate the flowers as a kid and showed my kids how to pluck out the petals and chew the super-sweet white parts [​IMG] We don't feed deliberately, just whenever the pen gets moved to the "clovery" part of the yard, but they love it - the flowers and the bees that hang around in it!
     

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