Is this a safe plant to feed to chickens? Help with iD

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Beldenfarm, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. Beldenfarm

    Beldenfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all! I have quite a lot of this plant growing in my garden now that the crops are dwindling down, I cannot seem to find a proper ID for it and of course can't seem to find my field book! I would like to know if it is safe to give to the chickens for some extra green eats! I want to give them as much green before snow starts!

    Thanks!
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    A young thistle plant?
     
  3. Beldenfarm

    Beldenfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    The plant isn't prickly in any way, very easy to pull up! It seems thistle like based on the leaf shape but no prickles!
     

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