Feeding comfrey to chickens?

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

  1. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Songster

    May 15, 2009
    What are the thoughts about feeding comfrey to chickens?

  2. Veer67

    Veer67 Songster

    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.
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2013
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  3. chfite

    chfite Songster

    Jun 7, 2011
    Taylors, SC
    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.

  4. barbjess

    barbjess In the Brooder

    Jun 26, 2013
    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 In the Brooder

    Jun 11, 2013
    warren, ohio
    I would like to learn more as well.

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