Feeding comfrey to chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by purpletree23, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are the thoughts about feeding comfrey to chickens?
     
  2. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Comfrey has many medicinal uses and is healthy for chickens. It is used to cure digestive disorders and helps speed the growth of broken bones, sprains, and cuts. I feed it to my chickens sometimes they will also sneak into the garden to eat some once in a while.
     
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  3. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens like comfrey and will eat it to the ground, if I let them. I keep it fenced so that I control the consumption of comfrey.

    Chris
     
  4. barbjess

    barbjess Out Of The Brooder

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    Two comfrey questions: What kind of comfrey do you plant? and did you start with a root, a crown or a year old plant?

    I read that Bocking #4 is less bitter to chickens and more tolerant of drought than Bocking #14 but another site said go with Bocking #14 because it doesn't produce viable seeds so it won't be invasive. I am interested in comfrey both as a feed supplement for the chickens and to use as/with compost to enrich my heavy clay soil.

    Any advice would be appreciated.
     
  5. deerchooper

    deerchooper Out Of The Brooder

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    I would like to learn more as well.
     

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