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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by donna8424, Jan 2, 2011.
Should I cook collard greens or just give it to the girls raw?
I hang a huge bunch fresh from a string and watch them go crazy. They are really cheap here and I buy a couple bunches every time I go to the farm market.
Happy New Year
I let my girls into the yard after the main veggie garden had been harvested but I still had kale, spinach, swiss chard and collard greens growing. Hands down, their favorite was collard greens! I would feed them raw!
You can feed Collard Greens raw or cooked. On the other hand, if it's Mustard Greens, ya better send them to me for a taste test!
Raw is fine. Mine have eaten bushels over the years.
My girls love collard greens. I live in the 'burbs of San Francisco and subscribe to CSA -- my farm box in the winter always has lots of collard greens and kale. I give it to the chooks raw and they love it.
they prefered them cooked
Just a heads up when feeding grasses or greens or grains of any kind to chickens. Make sure they have a steady supply of "insoluble" grit. This will help to prevent sour crop. Oyster shells are NOT insoluble grit, but "granite grit" is.
Hope we all have a safe chicken healthy New Year