Grazing Frames

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

  1. jdoane

    jdoane Songster

    Aug 7, 2013
    Western Massachusetts
    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 Songster

    May 19, 2013
    West of Atlanta
    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!

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    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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