My chickens love weeds!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by gregnuttle, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. gregnuttle

    gregnuttle Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been letting my 4 pullets run around on the side of the house the last week, and they are absolutely loving the weeds. Do I need to worry about this, or can I assume that they know what they're doing?


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    Last edited: Jul 25, 2011
  2. SebrightLuver

    SebrightLuver Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2011
    My broodies raise their chicks outside every spring and they peck at everything from a very young age, I wouldn't worry about them. Those are some nice birds you have there [​IMG]
     
  3. NickyPick

    NickyPick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My dad tosses the weeds he pulls out of the flower beds into the coop every couple of days. My girls gobble it up.
     
  4. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    almost thought those were my chickens...I have several of the exact ones!

    Every time we let ours out of the coop/run, in the mornings...the immediately do their chicken/run/fly thing and race to the weeds...its hilarious to watch!
    They have clear cut an entire area already...LOVE IT!
     
  5. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    They're fine.
     
  6. emmak

    emmak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The year before I got my chickens my backyard was filled with dandelion weeds. Now after a year of chickens I hardly have any dandelions at all! They love them!
     
  7. gregnuttle

    gregnuttle Out Of The Brooder

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    Good to know, thanks for all the affirmation. They've been going wild over there!
     

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