Broccoli - Before, During & After

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jomoncon, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. jomoncon

    jomoncon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All winter, my little RIRs have been enjoying extra leaves from my garden's broccoli, cauliflower & cabbage. Now that the winter garden in almost over, I've been pulling entire broccoli plants for them to enjoy. Here's the saga of one broccoli plant:

    Broccoli Before: About 2' tall & 2' across. One nice big, heavy plant with lots of leaves and a few broccoli florets left on.
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    Broccoli During: During the dining that is. I hung it about a foot off the ground. Give the little darlings some exercise.
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    Broccoli After:Not a whole lot left after a couple of hours. Only tough stems & roots.
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    I have about 3 more plants left to give them. I think there's an extra head of cabbage in the garden also. They certainly enjoy every single one.
     
  2. FiveHens

    FiveHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What lucky girls! And you must get a good haul from your garden!
     
  3. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Ha ha! That is awesome. [​IMG]
     
  4. obaan1

    obaan1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My birds are jealous. Your girls have something green. All we have is a lot of white ice and snow.
     
  5. GardenWeasel

    GardenWeasel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I take it one step farther and chop the tough stuff and boil it a while. I am cheap and hate to waste anything. There is virtually very little left after. My girls love their greens.
     
  6. Rockerchic

    Rockerchic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I recently started sprouting wheat for my girls. It makes a great supplement for them and can be grown to the "grass stage" for a fresh green treat.Wheat berries are about $11/50 pounds here.Close to a life time supply.
     
  7. jomoncon

    jomoncon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What a great idea!! That's the the girls will have for breakfast.
     
  8. cochicks

    cochicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great pictures! How fun! I can't wait until its warms up and I can start planting greens for my girls.
     
  9. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Posting pictures of produce from a "winter garden" where people from NY can see them is just evil. [​IMG]
     
  10. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

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    I bet those yolks are nice & orange!
     

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