What are the best Grasses/plants to grow for chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Kyfila, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. Kyfila

    Kyfila Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2009
    georgetown, ky
    Hey guys, I have a flock of silkies and seramas and I've had them for several years. Last year we inherited 2 female pygmy babies and now I need to 'replant' the chicken yard. What is the best grass and plants to put out for the chickens this spring? The goats will no longer be grazing with the chickens so I need some really good nutritious plants to put out Thanks! Happt Planting!
    Kim Lynn
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens


    My chickens always would pass up a pile of chopped grass and go for the handfuls of clover I threw in if it was available. Then when it was gone they'd eat the grass.
  3. katiebell

    katiebell Out Of The Brooder

    May 8, 2011
    Chickweed! I know it's a weed, but there's a reason it's named that, and it grows so fast all you'd need are a few clippings and you'd have a feast for you girls in no time. But if you dont want a weed, then just some simple lettuce, or clover like was suggested above is definitely a favorite.
  4. Maggie C

    Maggie C Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2012
    Largo, FL
    I grow wheat grass for my girls all the time. Let the seeds soak in water overnight and sow - not very deep and in just a few days you have grass that is 3 - 4 inches high. They love it.
  5. claudicles

    claudicles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2011
    Sydney, Australia

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