Planting For Chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by EggcitedCBuzz, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. EggcitedCBuzz

    EggcitedCBuzz New Egg

    Oct 10, 2012
    Hey Everyone,

    So my 5 "lil" turd machines destroyed my patch of lawn... Instead of putting in new grass, I was thinking of planting things they can eat. Any suggestions on things to plant? I was thinking of making it a "chicken garden" that way I don't get frustrated if they eat it and I will be able to keep it looking somewhat nice (to replace the lawn appeal). What have some of you done? I don't have a lot of land but would like to do something unique with what I have. Thanks :)
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2012
  2. OldRoo

    OldRoo Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 25, 2011
    I divided my run in half, and sowed "ceral rye", if its warm enough, it will germinate in 4-5 days, and be about 4 inches tall in another 4 days. It also will keep growing until 33 degrees. cost 24.00 for 50#, and will go a long ways
  3. moomoodiddy

    moomoodiddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2012
    Union County, NC
    just before nch of winter hits i always put my chickens in a smaller run and sow a bunch of winter grass then a plant some seperate spots outside of the run with oats and mixture of other random grasses and clip some off every other to feed to them good luck!!!!!!

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