growing feed

Centralflafred

In the Brooder
10 Years
Oct 12, 2009
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Right now I'm feeding mostly Layena but when I go out to refill the feeder and gather eggs every day I throw the girls a few cups of cracked corn. that also serves to keep them occupied while I'm going in the gate so they don't want to try and get out. I've noticed that I can throw the the corn and while they're pecking at the corn if I also throw some salad greens around they'll leave the corn right away in favor of the greens, then go back to the corn after the greens are all gone.

I was wondering if anyone grows any kind of greens to feed their flock?
 

Bravo

Songster
10 Years
Aug 24, 2009
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CA
My husband just planted spinach for my hens conveniently using composted chicken manuer
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Got the full circle of life in the backyard.

I highly doubt it will be enough to satiate them though. I usually go to Costco and buy the large bag of spinach for $3.99 and the 7 heads of romaine lettuce for $2.99 and that lasts about a month.
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A.T. Hagan

Don't Panic
12 Years
Aug 13, 2007
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I think greenfeed makes a much better treat than just about anything else. Whatever you can get cheapest or is easiest to grow will work.

Right now green cabbage is pretty cheap and keeps a while in the fridge. Turnip, mustard, collard, kale, and chard all work well.

.....Alan.
 

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