Dried grass?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by laircy, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. laircy

    laircy Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 2, 2011
    Since my chickens do not have access to fresh grass unless I cut it and bring it in, and since the grass currently abundant will be gone in the summer, I am wondering if there is a way to preserve it for later. How might I dry grass, or perhaps more importantly, would they even like dried grass?
  2. Anira

    Anira Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2013
    Fossil, OR
  3. seanengler

    seanengler Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2010
    Central Coast, CA
    I think it depends on what type of dried grass you are throwing for them. Lawn clippings, probably not so much. Hay they would probably like. I toss mine some flakes of hay every now and then and they love it. Our pastures also go to seed and brown up and die off around May-June and I usually cut it all down to a few inches tall and they love scratching through that for the seeds. There's just not much nutritional value in the dried grass itself I don't think.

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