Garden yummies?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by gmachicken, Nov 4, 2014.

  1. gmachicken

    gmachicken Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Hi everyone. I haven't been on here for a while. I know you all are very helpful with most things.

    I am putting my garden up for the winter.

    I know that tomato plants and green tomatoes are not good for them so I'm getting rid of all that first and covering the strawberry bed.

    Can they have:
    Green pepper plants
    Broccoli plants
    Bean -Scarlett runner
    Artichoke plant


    I would like to let them take over and enjoy the bugs etc but want it to be safe for them as well.

    Thank you very much for your input.
     
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I usually wait till after a few frosts have occurred and I have had a chance to get what I want out of the garden that hasn't been hurt by the frosts, By that time the peppers and tomatoes have long been dead and the chickens will no longer bother with them. The scarlet runners beans shouldn't hurt them. Unless you have a massive amount of them in your garden and they eat little else for days, the B inhibitor in the beans won't cause a problem. The artichoke I don't know about. They seem to know well enough to leave the bad plants alone.
     
  3. gmachicken

    gmachicken Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Thank you Dan in Penn.
    I will keep that in mind.
     

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