collard greens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by donna8424, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. donna8424

    donna8424 Out Of The Brooder

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    Should I cook collard greens or just give it to the girls raw?
     
  2. alpinefarm

    alpinefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Either way!
     
  3. cheri222

    cheri222 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  4. donna8424

    donna8424 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you

    Happy New Year
     
  5. HeritageHens

    HeritageHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!
     
  6. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    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! [​IMG]
     
  7. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Raw is fine. Mine have eaten bushels over the years.
     
  8. Jasmine130

    Jasmine130 Out Of The Brooder

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    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.
     
  9. maizey

    maizey Chillin' With My Peeps

    they prefered them cooked [​IMG]
     
  10. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    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

    Rancher
     

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