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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by purpletree23, Oct 8, 2013.
What are the thoughts about feeding comfrey to chickens?
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.
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.
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.
I would like to learn more as well.