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Offline Pepperman

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Fresh greens on a cold winter day.
« on: January 28, 2017, 05:36:27 PM »
Grew some greens for the girls. Didn't take long for them to finish it completely. Have to start another flat.
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Re: Fresh greens on a cold winter day.
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2017, 06:48:51 PM »
That is a great idea.
I will grow some greens next winter for my hens.
They are finally finding some green grass trying to pop up around here, but that idea of growing it for the hens is a great idea.
Thanks for sharing
And by the way, what was it you have in that flat?
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Re: Fresh greens on a cold winter day.
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2017, 06:39:17 AM »
That is a great idea!
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Re: Fresh greens on a cold winter day.
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2017, 08:13:03 AM »
Those chickens look so pretty.  I bet they started singing after a treat like that.  judy

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Re: Fresh greens on a cold winter day.
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2017, 08:26:52 AM »
What is in the tray?  I was thinking of growing some thing like this for a friend's chickens.  He has offered me the poop for compost.
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Re: Fresh greens on a cold winter day.
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2017, 03:15:41 PM »
Those are some pretty chicks. What kind of greens is that? I just became a new chicken mom.

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Re: Fresh greens on a cold winter day.
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2017, 05:27:13 PM »
That looks like rye grass, I think they would almost eat anything green in winter. I used to boil spaghetti to feed them as a snack. If you haven't done that yet, try it and be amused. Every time a chickens grabs 1 noodle and runs the others think it's a worm and chance her around meanwhile there's a pile of it right there for all of them. I think it's the slinky action of the noodle that drives them nuts.

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Re: Fresh greens on a cold winter day.
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2017, 04:57:29 PM »
Pepperman you're a fine chicken grower by the looks of things.  All your girls look well cared for.  Which breed lays the most?
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