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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by barred rock, Nov 21, 2008.
my girls went apey over turnip greens and will they eat persimons because i have a tree thats loaded
my girls love the turnip greens. and they are good for them. i usually give them clover but with winter in they are on the greens till they run out.
I bet they'd like turnip greens better than the mustard greens I tried giving my birds. They still ate some.
I intended to try kale but forgot to plant it .
I have turnip and radish greens that the chickens LOVE!!
I also plant a lot of cauliflower and broccoli...they go crazy for the plant base when done flowering.
So far, every plant from the garden goes in there first and they strrip them all clean
Know anything about sweet potato peels?? cooked??
Try some chard next year, too. They love that and so do I! It takes the heat in summer, after spinach has already bolted, but is good in the cool weather of spring and fall, too.
Persimmons are fine for birds. So are sweet potatoes, although I've never fed the peels.
Kale is ridiculously easy to grow. I found that out this year when 1 99¢ packet I bought kept 3 families in kale for the whole Summer. Heck, I still have 4 or 5 bags of frozen kale out in the deep freeze!
Turnip greens a cheap at the grocery right now, I chop them up or stick them in a suet feeder, they love them!
Collards and Chard are the favorites here. The chard I planted last spring lasted until last weeks coldest freeze(12 degrees). Now they get a little alfalfa now and then. Collards are high in calcium and is easy to grow.
Quote:You reminded me, I have a wild persimmon along the fenceline. Went out and picked them, ate a few, gave the rest to the girls. They ate them up.
You could stuff three of them into a golf ball size, lol. The persimmons, not the chooks.....