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wintertime treats for chickens - the lazy way....

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ace6175, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. ace6175

    ace6175 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I never pulled up our broccoli plants, and they were buried under snow until I dug out a few yesterday. Still green, so I gave some to the chickens. They were fighting over it! Who know that broccoli leaves would be such a treat? They wouldn't touch it in the summer. [​IMG] Back in December, I did the same thing with some bok choi that went to seed. Maybe next year I'll plant some extra.
     
  2. Daisygirl

    Daisygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, over here we have winter in July, so I was feeding all my winter lettuces that went to seed to the chooks...they were crazy about them [​IMG]
    now that its summer I'm going over to the supplies store to stock up on mustard seed- they sell them wholesale and the leaves sprout in a few days and the chickens always love fresh greens
     
  3. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I cut up the brocolli stems when I make our salads daily just for the chooks. I keep the chook treats bin at hand to toss goodies and waste into while doing this. I have found three or more broadleaf weeds that are green around here all winter and I periodically pull a bucket of them up for the chooks and boy, they pounce on them. One almost looks like clover. Costs nothing and they love them. In summertime, I routinely dump a bushel of grass clippings into the run and they pounce on that too. Of course, there is all manner of garden waste too in summertime.
     

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