What herbs to grow in chicken pasture

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by geegee, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. geegee

    geegee Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone grow any herbs for your chickens to eat?Right now we have comfrey and the chickens love it and I have heard that it is high in protein.Any others?anyone ever feed mint?Thanks:D
     
  2. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Echinacea is a good plant. Helps with colds in humans. May help with respiratory problems in chickens. Alfalfa, that's good too. Not sure about Thyme or marigold, though.

    Oh, maybe some Lemon Balm too. Mine like that [​IMG]
     
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  3. geegee

    geegee Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks,Do your chicken eat this all the time or do they eat it just when they are sick?Do your chckens aallow you to grow these plants or is it best to start the plants somewhere else?
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Mine LOVE italian parsley. (especially when I chop it up for them.......yup they're spoiled)

    I'll have to try comfrey.
     
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    Quote:Anytime that I fee like giving it too them, really. But, I would get some good started plants or else the chickens will eat them down to nothing.
     
  6. ColoradoMike

    ColoradoMike Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have two volunteer borage plants growing in the chicken yard - and the chickens haven't touched them... At least their flowers are pretty. [​IMG]
     
  7. cybercat

    cybercat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is what we have growing here wild but can be bought. Comon Plantian herb, clover both red and white, thistles, wild oats and wheat, mullien herb, kentucjy rye or blue grass. that is just a small sample of what we have growing that I have seen them eat here.
     

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