What do you grow to feed the chickens??

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by Arielle, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    I'm interested in knowing which herbs, greens, and similar plants are good for feeding chickens. Suggestions?
     
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  2. oberhaslikid

    oberhaslikid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Turnip tops,Cherry tomatoes,Kale,Cayene peppers,lettuce,xtra squash n pumpkins.
    I get what I want but majority goes to them.
     
  3. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    I see you have many of the same birds that I have; marans and muscovy.Orpingtons and amercaucans


    Do you keep the tunip bottoms for your self? Or grown the greens for the birds??
     
  4. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    Mine love kale, collard greens and swiss chard.. that is when I can keep the cows and deer out of it!
     
  5. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    [​IMG] I love those too!!!
     
  6. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    Lol.. so do I [​IMG]
     
  7. kian

    kian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm planting some herbs just for them under the windows of their coop and planning on broadcasting herbs and greens with the grass seed (got that great idea from BYCs own Delisha). Oregano, spinach, dill, that sort. Otherwise they get the scraps that we don't eat. (carrot tops vanished in seconds. carrots... not so much)
     
  8. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    Delishicious choices there.
    Thanks for the complete list of herbs. Carrots-- in my house the dog gets the carrots, and I'll remember to give the greens to the chickens.!!
     
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  9. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    I have discovered AMaranth is totally edible, the seeds and the leaves.

    Turnips--leaves and root

    Burmuda grass type grasses have been a favorite here so I'll plant more.


    OTHer ideas??
     
  10. rachlore

    rachlore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know that my chickens LOVE cherry tomatoes! Cut them into smaller bits, maybe 4 ways. I do this but you don't have to.
     

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