planting ground cover for feeding

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Jo Anne, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Jo Anne

    Jo Anne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am new, and wondering if any of you plant specific ground cover for your chicks. I am a gardener and thought about planting some clover. I will have a coop shortly, and plan on using a small tractor as well for my hens. (only about 6 to start)
    would you find it a benifit to plant assorted extra chicken friendly foods?
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    They love clover. I have planted that before. The seeds are treated (at least mine were), so make sure they don't eat the seeds.
     
  3. Jo Anne

    Jo Anne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great idea, any other thought? Can I just buy clover at TSC
     
  4. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I planted a cover crops of rye and wheat in the garden way before I started with the chickens. While the chickens don't get to the garden I have cut some for them. This year not so much, thank you deer.
     
  5. Jo Anne

    Jo Anne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where can I buy them
     
  6. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    yes! pleasant valley organics sells a chicken blend with tons of omega 3 inside its got about 9 different combined grass and clover! a bag is only 6 dollars. i put it in mychicken run and it comes up fast and they love love it! check it out online!
     
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  7. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mot feed stores carry grains both for feeding direct or planting. I have no idea where you could go to buy deer.
     

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