how to feed you hens using a lil green work

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by organikg, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. organikg

    organikg New Egg

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    hi guys first post here..im just wondering if anyone has any ground that can be made into beds
    with my 2 hens ..iv had to make a 3 meter fence around my vegetable garden but iv realized
    they only go for my silverbeet and kale and wheat

    so if you guys have a lil spare ground for use spam it with silver beet and make a very fine flat bed how big is up to you and plant wheat in it
    once the wheat is about as high as a coke can.....rip it out and feed it to you chickens handfuls at a time

    pretty healthy stuff...i mean people drink it....wheat grass lol what a load of....its just immature wheat

    so there...silver beet is especially good because once u rip the leaves off,....it keeps growing back...just remember to leave it some dignity and dont rip it to shreds just what you need will do

    something about chickens n silver beet....they go spastic over it...iv had crops...just devastated and 2 hens trying to figure which way to run while looking at me

    if they can get to it..by god they will and it wont ...be...pretty

    [​IMG] hope this helps...because...silverbeet..is like catnip to them....i hope all chickens like silver beet...not just mine
     
  2. Booswalia

    Booswalia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Funny you should post this... just yesterday I planted some beets and some kale and some wheat grass to feed to my chickens. I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that they'll get started before a frost hits.

    Do they lick spinach? I planted some of that too because it will grow right into snowy season.
     
  3. organikg

    organikg New Egg

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    yep they love there leafy greens
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    if you have some space...grow LOADS of sunflowers...
    nd a nice patch of sweet corn

    sweet corn to them is crack cocain
     
  4. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We pull our weed and throw them into the coop. During the summer our rather healthy sized garden save a lot of feed. The eggs are great as well. This year, I also planeted extra spinach and lettuce for the purpose of feeding the birds.
     

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