Caragana arborescens (Siberian Pea Shrub or Tree) as a feed source.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by SouthernMNNewbie, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. SouthernMNNewbie

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    I've decided to grow these shrubs/small trees as a source of feed for my flock because I've heard it mentioned in a few sources:


    http://plants.usda.gov/plantguide/pdf/pg_caar18.pdf

    http://www.pfaf.org/leaflets/peatree.php

    http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/duke_energy/Caragana_arborescens.html

    http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/38171/


    Does anyone have any knowledge as to whether or not it would be a good feed source? The reason I hesitate is because I think I read in "Raising Chickens for Dummies" that one should strictly limit the amount of dried beans and peas that one feeds there chickens.

    What does everyone think?

    Thanks!

    Tony
     

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