Chicken garden

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by tara2, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. tara2

    tara2 In the Brooder

    Nov 13, 2014
    C&T Tiny Farm
    my 1st chicken garden I planted cherry tomato's and squash.the ladie's loved it.. what else would be good in my chick garden?? what are some more healthy and yummy plants my flock can have?? what are some plant's that don;t need to be around my chickens? Spring is coming up and i want them to have the best garden i can grow for them..
  2. SIMZ

    SIMZ Crowing

    Apr 29, 2011
    Northwest Indiana
    Mine love lettuces and greens... especially turnip greens. But tomatoes are by far their favorite.
  3. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

    Nov 7, 2012
    cucumbers, zucchini, peas.
  4. tara2

    tara2 In the Brooder

    Nov 13, 2014
    C&T Tiny Farm
    What do ya all think about these foods?
    • I give mine oatmeal too, but mix cottage cheese with it!
    • Cracked corn will heat them up.
    • more meats since they are not out hunting this time of year. They lack meat proteins in the cold that the body needs. Poultry are omnivores. Free ranging chickens have over 50% meat in crops at night after a full day of hunting.
    • cook oatmeal & add berries that we saved from summer. The favorites seem to be raspberries. We also add lard from the butcher, gristle & junk meat as well.
    • .. 4 n 1 pig mash. Mix it sloppy w hot water. By the time I get to the feeding trough it has thickened a little, still warm and they love it. Side effects are: warms them up, increases egg production, and decreases molting time significantly.
    • Using scratch about an hour before dusk helps keep them warm and supports any late molters you may have. I had five molting in December (in MN!) and they all have full glossy feathers now. add crushed red pepper to their morning rations.
    • Oatmeal with yams
    • Corn and black oil sunflower seeds
    • pellet,grain mix and Timothy hay a long my rabbits
    • any whole grains or legumes. It's a great live source and ads digestable proteins, vitamins and minerals. Great way to increase the value of a current feed program (if your feeding whole grains and legumes)
    • any fruit, veggies, oatmeal. bird seed. i mix lard bird seed apples, oranges cabbage all together with a lil oatmeal. the lard is a fat burner for them
      warm oatmeal with garlic and cayenne pepper in it. I added figs yesterday. They also get scratch to warm them up in the morning and before bed as well as regular layer feed.
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2015
  5. nayeli

    nayeli Songster

    Jan 18, 2014
    I'm just planting a garden and anything that we don't eat will be given to the chickens! Anything they won't eat we will compost!
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  6. LavrisChica

    LavrisChica In the Brooder

    Jun 6, 2015
    Maize, Ks
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