What plants can I grow to be helpful to freerange chickens in urban

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by rosiethechicken, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. rosiethechicken

    rosiethechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We live in urban setting with about 100'x50' freerange area for our chickens.
    What plants can I grow in this area to be helpful to our chickens ?
    Comfrey ? Clover ? Other plants bushes that chickens can feed on and/or
    that promote bug growth that chickens can eat ?
     
  2. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Comfrey is a must. They love it, and it is such a fast grower it's amazing.

    Amarath would be another good plant -- look for the grain amaranths that get very tall, like 6 plus feet. They are enormous and fast growers and make a lot of both greens and seeds, although I don't know if the seeds are too tiny for chickens, they're about the same size as poppy seeds.
     
  3. rosiethechicken

    rosiethechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I see that there are different types of Comfrey.
    Can you suggest any specific variety ? And any source where I can get
    comfrey and amarath ?
     

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