I keep water in coops 24/7/365.My NH Reds go nuts for kale !
Only 3 of the 8 will come out of the coop though....3 months old...should I stop providing water inside the coop ?
Mine too. I had huge sourgrass problem and now my problem is I don't have enough to keep my chickens happy!We only have the false dandelion here, but my chicks are NUTS about sourgrass (aka wood sorrel). To the point that I've had to tell my 14yo to stop pulling it all up to give to them and let some go to seed for next year.
You can try offering your chickens other greens as well-- they need them in their diet to be truly healthy. My girls absolutely love chard and sourgrass as well. They are a bit more take-it-or-leave it with spinach, but I admit they mostly get wilty spinach i'm not using for myself. At the end of radish season, I let them have at the radishes that bolted, and they stripped the greens on those very quickly.In addition to their normal bug-hunting, I noticed that my chickens specifically eat dandelion leaves (not the flowers) pretty often.
Besides attempting to remind me to eat more salad, does anyone know why they like dandelion leaves so much?
They actually have me wondering of there is something healthy or beneficial to eating dandelions.