Can I grow anything for my chickens in winter?

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

  1. FourandSix

    FourandSix Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    moomoodiddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    ruffledfeathers1234 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

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