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Wild flowers

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jolly wattles, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. jolly wattles

    jolly wattles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are new to chickens (have our first flock for a month now) and we have honeysuckles along our run but the girls won't touch them. So it got me thinking what if any wild blooms do your hens love to eat?
     
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    jolly wattles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bump. No response? Lol
     
  3. lynnehd

    lynnehd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I grow weeds for my tortoises (or at least I encourage them in certain areas [​IMG]). Now also for my chickens.
    My chickens LOVE chicory greens at this time of year. They eat some of the other weeds, too, like dandelion, cats ears, mallow.

    I also have 4 grazing frames in the outside run, and grow a mix of weeds/grasses and greens that they can eat.
    Greens such as turnip, mustard, collard, beet, etc. (the 'winter' greens), also radish, pea.
     
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  4. jolly wattles

    jolly wattles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the reply!I pretty much know about the greens that my hens love to forage but I was wondering about flowers that they may like. Being a southern boy I was surprised they weren't tearing up the honeysuckle bushes. I mean who doesn't like honeysuckle lol
     
  5. Penguino1

    Penguino1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Dandelions are the number 1 lol. Anytime I let them go out in my yard, they immediately zoom on to the yellow flowers rather than the grass.
     
  6. jolly wattles

    jolly wattles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Guess I'll be picking some dandelions. Thanks!
     
  7. lynnehd

    lynnehd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine will eat hibiscus flowers too
     

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