Easy-to-grow chicken forage?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by shopchicks, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. shopchicks

    shopchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm looking for ideas for things I could seed in between my squash and tomatoes in the garden. I was thinking of lamb's quarters, malabar spinach, maybe chard?? Any other ideas? I only want annuals for now. Thanks!
     
  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Any fast growing easy to grow green will do. In the cool season I like mustards, turnips, collards, kale, rape, and that sort of thing.
     
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    shopchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I took a look at the site I usually order seed from, and saw amaranth and asparadus pea, which looked promising. I was also wondering about ground cherries. I've grown tomatillos before and they're easy and productive, but they sprawl more...

    Is amaranth OK? I seem to remember that it's related to pigweed and I think I read somewher that pigweed is toxic to chickens?
     

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