Good ideas of what plants to grow for chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Sandstorm495, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. Sandstorm495

    Sandstorm495 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are some ideal plants to grow for chickens? Ideas anyone?
    Our chickens don't free range.
     
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  2. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    Lettuce for sure, pumpkins and watermelon.
     
  3. RockerHen

    RockerHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls and guys won't touch lettuce. I think they're just picky [​IMG] Mine love squash, cucumbers, pumpkin, watermelon, and thoroughly enjoy when our peach, pear, and apple trees drop their fruit. We also grow sunflowers for them.
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    Delicious pears!
     
  4. Sandstorm495

    Sandstorm495 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ours adore lettuce. Well-at least they used to! Now we just don't give it to them..
     
  5. Sandstorm495

    Sandstorm495 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good variety of fruits you've grown!
     
  6. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    Chard, kale, dark leaf lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, winter squash, pumpkins, any kind of berries, clover, alfalfa and anything else you feel like growing. Amaranth, sunflower. If they don't free range in the yard, you can grow wheat or other grasses for them, too. They like lots of greens, seeds, fruits and vegetables.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Truthfully, whatever grows well in your area. Chickens are omnivores and while individual preferences can vary, any fruit/veggie/grain/whatever is a good offering.

    Mine currently dine on huge swiss chard (folks keep asking me if it's rhubarb!), summer squashes, and peppers. I randomly pull whatever grass is around and toss in to them. Clover is always a favorite.
     

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