What are you growing in your garden for your flock?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Darnbunnies, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. Darnbunnies

    Darnbunnies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here in Southern CA kale becomes a perennial. So many new and beautiful varieties are available it is one of our favorite garden plants but this is a thread for a different blog. Kale is very good for you as well. Enjoy, DB
     
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  2. Darnbunnies

    Darnbunnies Chillin' With My Peeps

    My ducks and chickens enjoy Kale. I scatter shredded Kale into the duck pool and scatter whole leaves on the ground for the chickens. Everyone goes nuts. I know it is high in protein so feel it is one of the better greens from the garden to give them.
     
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  3. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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    I grow for the chickens

    Swiss Chard
    Cabbage
    Spinach
    Corn on the cob
    Sunflowers

    It is a blast knowing they are getting organic, pesticide free treats.
     
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  4. Darnbunnies

    Darnbunnies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wonderful choices! My chickens love the sunflower leaves as well as the flowers and seeds. I agree that growing healthy produce for the birdies is fun and satisfying.
     
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  5. Abbiem00

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    There has to be more than this to treat our babies with.

    Are there any plants, bushes or herbs they would love to nibble on?
     
  6. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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    That's the thing they nibble on EVERYTHING. Some of it they should not. What they do not take bites out of they scratch up.
    What I grow for them is "given" to them not them coming in and taking a bit of this and a bit of that. Red tomatoes are a favorite to take a bite out of each and every one. I grow a cherry tomato plant so I can give them some small ones making sure everyone gets some.
     
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  7. Darnbunnies

    Darnbunnies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine love peas, dandelions, kale, and any kind of lettuce
     
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