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Do your chickens like sour grass or sheep sorrel?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by tdgill, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. since they don't seem to do citrus I was curious...

  2. kitkatnoah

    kitkatnoah Chirping

    Sep 26, 2010
    Houston, Texas
    I have sour grass all over in my yard, the chickens love to eat the young shoots as well as the flowers. I also have sheep sorrel which they leave alone entirely. They will scratch all around the sheep sorrel looking for the worms that congregate in the roots of the plant.
  3. donnavee

    donnavee Songster

    May 7, 2009
    Central NC
    I had to google "sour grass" to see what it is, and YES - they love it. In fact, we call it"chicky weed" because they love it so much, especially the flowers. I wish they loved all my weeds as much as this one.
  4. Last edited: Nov 10, 2010
  5. kla37

    kla37 Songster

    Apr 18, 2010
    Hillsborough, NC USA
    Mine love it, and they love my bloody dock plants, and the wild mustard weeds that are springing up everywhere.

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