Propagating Chickweed?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Iceblink, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. Iceblink

    Iceblink Chillin' With My Peeps

    Does anyone here know how to get chickweed to grow and spread, or how to get seeds?

    My girls absolutely love it, they shear the one little patch in my yard down to the ground every time I move their tractor near it. I would really like to figure out how to grow more.

    As an alternative, anyone who pastures or ranges their chickens, have you noticed if they like clover? I know where to get seed for that if they might like it.

    I know it does sound crazy, to propagate weeds just for my chicken's enjoyment........ yup, I'm a little crazy.
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    If you are growing it, it's not a weed. :p

    Maybe someone over at theeasygarden.com knows more about it.
     
  3. countryboy

    countryboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2007
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Quote:Up this early? You must be on the east cost or something. It's 1:21 am here... and I'm still not in bed.
     
  5. countryboy

    countryboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2007
    Quote:Up this early? You must be on the east cost or something. It's 1:21 am here... and I'm still not in bed.

    i'm in centeral time got two hours on you, so i get to know who wins the superbowl before yall [​IMG] we dont have much chickweed but clover is rampant.
     
  6. Churkenduse

    Churkenduse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice thing about chickweed is it grows in winter here in Jersey. This morning it is frozen solid but will be fine tomorrow. And my ladies do love it.

    They say it can be toxic but I think they would have to eat a whole lot of it, it is very nutritious
    Very high in vitamins, minerals, and protein

    as per the site you reccommended. Nice place to buy seeds.


    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I'm in centeral time got two hours on you, so I get to know who wins the superbowl before yall

    Hahahahahaha I am In New Jersey, I get to watch the game 1 hour earlier than you!!!!.
    And we are watching it at the church on a huge screen... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2008
  7. countryboy

    countryboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2007
    oh poo I'll just have to drive over and watch it with you then. [​IMG]
     
  8. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I thought chickweed is rampant in our yard that would make us itch up a storm if our bare skins made contact with it. However my girls LOVE them and they mowed them down thru the chain link fence made it bare so I can plant some flowers LOL!

    If I could let them out, I bet there will be NO chickweed left in the yard LOL! Neighbors around me like to spray that stuff because chickweed choke out grasses and love to make runners here and there.
     

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