planting veggies for the chickens.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by tknjk, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. tknjk

    tknjk Songster

    Nov 28, 2007
    Abilene, TX
    I planted my corn, and swiss chard today, and have a lot of leftover seeds. If I plant some
    out where the chickens can get to it do you think they will let it get big enough to actually
    feed any of them, or will they pick it to death as soon as it sprouts? I plant the corn, and
    swiss chard half for me, and half for them. I usually end up with a loooooot leftover every year.
  2. TexasVet

    TexasVet Songster

    Nov 12, 2008
    Willis TX
    My guess is they'll pick it as soon as it sprouts. My poor onions are still just 1/2 an inch tall because my chickens race to the bed every time I let them out! And green tomatoes call to them too.

    Kathy in Texas
  3. cwc362

    cwc362 Songster

    Sep 26, 2008
    Huntingdon- West Tn
    somebody else posted about building a shallow wood frame with chicken wire on top to keep grass in the chicken yard. I bet that would work for veggies too .

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