Purslane for chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Chicabee19, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Songster

    Aug 8, 2008
    Our yard is overrun with Purslane. can chickens eat that?

    thank you!
  2. utahmethodist

    utahmethodist Songster

    Mar 7, 2008
    SLC, UT
    Yep! It's one of the very best sources in the world for omega-3. You can eat it too!
  3. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    But would you want to? [​IMG]

    Really? You can eat it?
  4. keljonma

    keljonma Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    Purslane is very good for you and your flock. We eat the leaves in salad. My sister-in-law says she also eats the stems, but I'm not fond of them. Never eat any that have been sprayed with chemicals.
  5. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Songster

    Aug 8, 2008
    I knew that humans could eat it, and we tried it, but really it's sort of sour. Cooking helps, but really, there are so many better things to eat.

    I suppose if the chicken-stuff hits the fan and we are all starving we could cultivate and eat it. I hear it's very high in Vitamin C.

    Glad to know chickens can eat it -- will probably be our main source of yard greens!

    Here's a joke we made up (kinda lame, but we're not stand-up comics):

    "Hey honey, what's another name for a lawn-mower?"

    "Purslane-propagation device"

    Even a single cell of the Purslane plant will grow. Walking on it, mowing it, pulling pieces off the plant to try and get rid of it -- all these things just spread it. :mad:

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