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Grazing Frames

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jdoane, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. jdoane

    jdoane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm planning on building a grazing frame for our run. Anybody that is using grazing frames - what kind of seed do you plant. And is there anything that I can plant this fall that will sprout quickly and give my Ladies some greens before the snow flies?
     
  2. LoneOak

    LoneOak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could plant turnips. The birds love the greens and they grow in cold weather. I just planted about $2 worth of seed and got a 20 square foot area covered with tiny little turnip sprouts. It only took about 3 days for them to sprout. This is my first time growing them but the guy at my local feed and seed store said they would make a fine winter green plant for my birds. And I can eat a mess of turnip greens myself every once in a while.

    I don't have a run I could build a frame in so I just sowed them in my garden spot that I had just finished cleaning out after this past summers crop.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Wheat....Rye...get it at a feed mill.

    Turnip leaves may be too big to make to thru the mesh...depending on what size mesh you used.
     

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