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Looking for Comfrey Plants

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by Dawn419, May 1, 2007.

  1. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    I've tried starting Comfrey from seed with no luck, what-so-ever, so plants are needed for my rabbits and future chickens. (Babies will be here in 2 weks! Woo Hoo!)

    Anyone want to do a plant trade?

    I have Irises, Daylilies, Cannas, Penstemon, Red Hot Pokers, Pineapple Lillies, Double Pearl Tuberose, Hoyas, so on and so forth!

    Thanks in advance!

    Dawn
     
  2. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a friend who grows it. She planted it from seed and it took right off. Its actually quite invasive now. She feeds it to her geese and chickens. Its high in protein right? I live away from home now so I don't think I could get any for you but good luck.
     
  3. hencackle

    hencackle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Telford, TN
    Dawn419...Shy Valley Farm might ship to you. www.shyvalley.com
    It is located in Fall Branch, TN (close to Kingsport)...so that might be farther than you'd like to drive. It's possible they know of a source closer to you.
    Stephanie
     
  4. hencackle

    hencackle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Telford, TN
    Chickenmama, are you in TN?
    Stephanie
     
  5. chickenmama

    chickenmama Out Of The Brooder

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    BTW, Is comfrey good for chickens? I didn't know that!
     
  6. hencackle

    hencackle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Telford, TN
    It is mentioned in Backyard Poultry, Naturally by Alanna Moore. I haven't used comfrey before because I remember reading somewhere else it contains alkaloids that can be toxic to the liver, warning people taking it as a supplement.
    However...the author states the greatest concentrations are found in the root and she is using the leaf as a tonic food, as a poultice, and as a cure for digestive disorders. Ms. Moore also uses it in an anti-worm recipe, also in treating coccidiosis.

    I'm thinking of growing some, but just how invasive is comfrey?
    Stephanie
     
  7. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Thanks for your replies everyone!

    Chickenmama, just sent you an e-mail!
     

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