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Wild violets - Safe to eat?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by TheChicInnKeeper, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. TheChicInnKeeper

    TheChicInnKeeper Out Of The Brooder

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    We have banks of wild violets growing everywhere and while I have fed the chickens some dandelion greens I have wondered if the violets/greens are safe for them.

    Any input would be appreciated. We have alot of wild flowers but am leery of putting just anything in the coop.

    Cyndi
     
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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  3. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are yummy for the chickens, and a colorful addition to your salad!
     
  4. TheChicInnKeeper

    TheChicInnKeeper Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Dawn & Chickbea!

    The chicks come running when they see me coming these days - all for fresh greens. Even my pullet white leghorns will eat greens from my hands!

    My husband was just saying he had pulled up all the dandelions so now we will start on the violets!

    I just LOVE SPRING!!!

    Cyndi
     
  5. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    So glad we could help, Cyndi!

    We don't have a lawn...but I have patches of several types of edible greens for us and the chickens. I also give them handfuls of Chickweed and Henbit.

    Dawn
     

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