Can I grow anything for my chickens in winter?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by FourandSix, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. FourandSix

    FourandSix Songster

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    I was wondering if I would be able to grow any grains or something for my chickens during winter? We have a pretty mild climate, but this winter is already colder then it normally is at this time of year. Is there anything I could grow?
     
  2. mickey328

    mickey328 Songster

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    You could do some cold weather crops like spinach, kale and chard. Grains probably wouldn't grow over the winter, but you can sprout them indoors for the chickens..they love it and it's really good for 'em :)
     
  3. cracked egg

    cracked egg Chirping

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    Sandhill Preservation has a chicken mix for cool temperatures includes radish,turnips,mustard and other varieties for the birds to forage on. My birds love onions,beets and radish.
     
  4. hallerlake

    hallerlake Songster

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    Winter cover crops? The nurseries and feed stores should have seeds.
     
  5. moomoodiddy

    moomoodiddy Songster

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    Winter wheat is what i usually grow for my silkies
     
  6. ruffledfeathers1234

    ruffledfeathers1234 Songster

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    I'm growing turnips lettuce mustards and kale for my birds during the winter
     

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