[Homestead] Chicken Feed Quest.
gmasue at inbox.com
Fri Jan 2 21:13:36 EST 2009
Chicken feed is expensive:-) I sold some eggs today and hope to find another 6 or 7 buyers for my extra eggs in order to buy feed. This way I get my eggs for free. I live in a small town and although my lot is a good size I don't think it's big enough to grow grains for the chickens, especially since I want to grow as much food as possible for us this year. Does anyone have any suggestions as to fast growing plants that I can feed to the chickens, either green or dried that won't take much room? I was thinking some sort of ground cover/crop cover? The chicken pen is all dirt now and we are going to build some lightweight chicken tractors so we can move them around the yard but I'm hoping to only have a little, if any grass areas by next fall. Also, since the chicken's outdoor area is dirt and that's where their food and water is too, do I need to make grit available to them? They are about 7 months old and laying nicely.
Sue in Aberdeen WA
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