Field mustard (Rape) and Garlic Mustard

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by fiddlebanshee, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. fiddlebanshee

    fiddlebanshee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
    Frederick, MD
    Field mustard (Rape) and Garlic Mustard

    Can I feed these to my chickens? WE have both in our yard and since it is an invasive species we want to
    get rid of them so we'll be weeding them out before they go to seed.

    Here are some pictures, please confirm the identification:

    Field Mustard (Rape)

    Garlic Mustard - leaves smell garlicy when crushed. Would this impart flavor to the eggs?

  2. triplepurpose

    triplepurpose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 13, 2008
    My chickens won't eat things that are strongly flavored like that... (mustard, arugula, turnip greens, onions and garlic, etc).
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2012
  3. ange92040

    ange92040 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2012
    Lockhart, TX
    I have the same question. My son likes to cut things for the chickens and we have some growing in the way back is it ok for them?

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