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Spinach for separated breeding trio...?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Kadjain, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. Kadjain

    Kadjain Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 2 bantam EE hens and a b. EE roo separated for breeding. There is no grass in their pen so I have been cutting them off spinach everyday. My question is, is spinach an ok substitute for grass or do they need more than that?

    Thanks
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I think mine would live on swiss chard if I'd let them! I can't imagine spinich is much different, but what are you looking to get from giving them grass or spinich?
     
  3. Kadjain

    Kadjain Chillin' With My Peeps

    I always thought fresh grass was an important part of their diet.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    They can live without it but they're happier with it, true. And the greens make the egg yolks a nice dark orange vs the anemic yellow from grocery store hens. Yep, spinich will do the same things.
     
  5. Kadjain

    Kadjain Chillin' With My Peeps

    coolness thanks
     

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