Plant/weed called "black medic"

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by GarlicEater, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. GarlicEater

    GarlicEater Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2011
    Gilroy, CA
    Also sometimes called black alfalfa .... it's not black, but it makes a single, black, seed. It's in the alfalfa family I guess, has the 3-leaf pattern. It doesn't get nearly as big though. It's a ground-hugging, spread-out plant.

    Well, we had a healthy growth of it on the side of the driveway, so I went out with scissors and a box and pulled it up and cut it up for my hens. I noticed, a lot of earthworms around the roots! So those went in the box too. So, my hens got worms, and the black medic, which it turns out they like quite a bit, ate it all up!

    So if you have this plant/weed around, it's a good chicken treat. [​IMG] And if you need worms for fishing, look under this plant.

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