wild mint

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by okdfarms, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. okdfarms

    okdfarms Out Of The Brooder

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    anyone know if chickens will eat wild mint. our pastures are full of it and none of our sheep or goats will touch the stuff. thanks
     
  2. san415

    san415 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry I don't know the answer, but I would love to know as mint grows like a weed. I make frames to start plants in the run, then I move the frame fro them to eat the started plants. But mint is so invasive maybe I could just sow it around my coop and perches in the run and have it grow with out a frame over it? I have wondered this every spring when I purchase my seeds.
     
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  3. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    I only grow mint in containers, to keep it from taking over the world! I haven't noticed my chickens ever taking much of an interest in it.
     
  4. okdfarms

    okdfarms Out Of The Brooder

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    one thing for sure - it is invasive. spreads everywhere choking out everything. and like i said the goats won't touch it and i sure would like to know if i could use chickens to get rid of it.
     

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