Nutritious & medicinal garden plants for your chickens

Feeding our chickens for free? As much feed as we can grow, is all money back in my wallet. Plus, most of the stuff we can grow here is nutrient rich and medicinal. Just like humans, a healthy chicken diet can prevent health issues before they start.

Not only do we feed them all the incredibly nutritious plants shown in this video, but also purslane, lamb’s quarter, watercress, plantain, lovage, sage, rose hips, grapes (in moderation), seaberry, haskaps, gooseberries, goumi berries and so many more. Plus, bugs, larvae, and even beeferoni from the kids lunches (in moderation of course). But these dinos are garbage disposals. Well, that’s if your garbage disposal made eggs and also returned you the best compost in the world.

Sources: (MANY) but here are the ones used directly in this video:

Nutritional Evaluation of Edible Freshwater Green Macroalga Spirogyra varians, by Sawitree Tipnee, Rameshprabu Ramaraj, Yuwalee Unpaprom

Pigment and Nutritional Value of Spirogyra spp. in Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom and Mukdahan Provinces, by Nopparut Sitthiwong.

Also here is that super comprehensive list on garden plants in a “chicken garden”:

Approach with caution and double check that list though – that list is formed from 1 person’s opinion. Always double check and DYOR.

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