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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    GOod point-- will scope out walmarts stock and see if they have anything-- I don't travel far to get things I need. lol

    My wild bushes are 6-8 feet, and we nibble around the sides. THe wild birds usually take the top berries and anything they can see. We fish amoung the leaves. I would like to grow enough to feed them , us and my stock too.
     
  2. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    lol-- Perhaps mash the berries and add to something they do like. In yogurt, or FF perhaps.

    Mine didnt like mice either until recentlyl [​IMG] Now they do play keep away.
     
  3. quailtrail

    quailtrail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats a good idea!!!! I added it to cooked oatmeal and they ate around it lol!!!
     
  4. Arielle

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  5. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    I realized that a section that used to be a run for a coop is baren and prbably a great place to put in a small gardne. About 10 x 10, to grow greens for the chickens and us. [​IMG]I can fence the chickens OUT!!
     
  6. chickadoodles

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    That is a great idea! [​IMG]
     
  7. chickadoodles

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    Thanks I will book mark the page for later. Where are you getting your bush cherry from?
     
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  9. Arielle

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    PS. I'm still looking for earlier fruiting bushes or trees. July seems to be the earliest in apple pear and peach. THe rasberreis seem to be earlier if I go by the "June bearer" title.Perhaps strawberries.

    One of my concerns is the modern berries vs the older types. THe bitterness has been bred out of the modern types for better flavor, but the health benefits of the bitter fuits has importan health benefits.

    I'm wondering how choke cherries are propgated?? We have a few but I would like more of them. Very bitter berries but when ripe are extraordinarily sweet and make wonderful jam. Half the berrry is pit , so a large quanitity is necessary.
     
  10. chickadoodles

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    I believe there is a heritage raspberry that fruits multiple times through the season.
     

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