Feeding Wildflowers?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by olinr, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. olinr

    olinr Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi All,

    The snow has left water in the ground for our wildflowers to grow.

    I was weedwacking today and thinking about feeding alfalfa to the chickens.
    I do not have alfalfa but a lot of wildfowers.

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    Wildflowers in the High Desert of Southern California

    This is the flower and plant that I am talking about. Is it ok to feed them,
    or are the plants too thorny and hazardous to use?

    My best,

    Dick.
    Phelan, CA
     
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  3. olinr

    olinr Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thank you for your link.

    It is a form of FIDDLENECK and the plant may contain high levels of nitrates.
    According to my Mojave Desert Wildflower book the plant is a Devil's Lettuce, Checker Fiddleneck.
    I will not feed it to my 9 week old chicks as they are "little chickens" and doing very well.

    My best,

    Dick.
    Phelan, CA
     

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