Clover

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by pricklyash, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. pricklyash

    pricklyash New Egg

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    My chickens go bonkers for clover, which is great as it is probably the most common weed growing around this place.
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    my chickens love clover too
     
  3. extraordinaryfowl

    extraordinaryfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, clover is great for all types of poultry and livestock! It is also nutritious.
     
  4. brahmakid11

    brahmakid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    where i live the pasture my chickens free range is all tall grass
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    When I put their grass clippings (2-3 inches long) in the pens every day or so, the clover is the first thing they pick out.

    And if I sing "Clooo- verrrrr"

    they come RUNNING.
     
  6. ChickenGirl165

    ChickenGirl165 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my chickens love clovers and my backyard is swarming with them! (not like they can eat them cuz they have a run. There run used to have clovers but now their poo is killing the poor clovers [​IMG]. We are moving them soon so they can grow back. Once in a while ill choose a good clover from the garden, stick my hand in and let them peck away. XD
     
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  7. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Clover is not a common weed. It is a legume. It is excellent in a pasture and makes quite expensive hay. lol.
     
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  8. Hinotori

    Hinotori Silver Feathers Premium Member

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    Clover seed used to be mixed with grass seed for lawn planting up until chemical weed controls became popular. The chemicals kill the clover along with all the other non grass weeds. Several of my really old lawn and gardening books talk about the amount of clover to seed with.

    I love clover. It's so soft underfoot and takes mowing so well. Stays green longer than the grass in the summer, too. I'd love a small outdoor reading area with just clover.

    My birds love the clover and dandelions. After the rain comes back, I have some to plant just for them.
     
  9. Sinfonian

    Sinfonian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish mine liked clover, buttercups and morning glory. I've got too much of it. /sigh
     
  10. jeremynj

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    I just bought a pound of clover seed for the yard to help out my bee hive, i'm glad to hear the birds like it too.
     

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