Weeds, WEEDS, and more weeds!!!! PICS INCLUDED

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by FiascoFarmer, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. FiascoFarmer

    FiascoFarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been offsetting feed costs with the chicks and rabbits by giving them grass and dandelions which I am getting an ever expanding area of growth.

    The question I have is:
    I have a large area where I would like to promote " weed" growth for supplementation as feed. I would like anyone who knows to post pictures and descriptions of beneficial and dangerous weeds. I will also be posting pictures of some of what Ihave growing around my home for identification and hope that others will use it too.

    Thanks to everyone in advance.
     
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  2. FiascoFarmer

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    What is this? Is it anything useful?

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    More to come.
     
  3. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know of any dangerous weeds to chickens, I feed mine every weed I find!
     
  4. FiascoFarmer

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    What is this? Is it something useful?

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    Thanks again, more to come.
     
  5. FiascoFarmer

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    I think this is clover of some sort. Are there different varieties?

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    More to come!
     
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  6. FiascoFarmer

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    Anyone know this one?

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    More to come!
     
  7. FiascoFarmer

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    I thought this was dandelion, until these little sprigs started to come out of the center. They kind of have a babies breath look to the flowers. Any ideas out there?

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    Still more to come!
     
  8. nobodyherebutuschickens

    nobodyherebutuschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This almost looks like Ragweed. Can we have a sideview so we can see the stem?
     
  9. FiascoFarmer

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    These leaves are 3-5 inches long and 2-3 inches wide. Any clues?

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    Thanks STILL more to come! [​IMG]
     
  10. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where are you? For instance, I grew up in WI, but now live in WY. Knowing where the plant is growing may help with identification.

    Post #9 looks like what we had in WI that is commonly called broadleaf plantain. The scientific name is "Plantago major" if that is what it is. Has a single stalk that grows up out of the center, with a bunch of tiny flowers on the stem arranged real tight on the stem, almost looks like a head of wheat or oats ...

    Non-toxic, edible, has beneficial uses. Non-native to North America, has natralized.
     
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