Can Chickens Eat Weeds in Your Garden?

Can Chickens Eat Weeds in Your Garden?
by Doug Ottinger If you are a poultry owner, there is a good chance you might also have a garden. If your garden is healthy and growing, the weeds are probably doing the same thing. What is a gardener to do? There is only so much time in a day. How do you get rid of all those weeds?   First, stop stressing and worrying about getting rid of the weeds! If you are plagued with many of the common garden weeds that seem to come back time after time, consider yourself  fortunate. Many of those common weeds are actually highly nutritious, green plants that contain proteins, calcium, carbohydrates and vitamins. In short, they are a bonus crop of free poultry feed. Instead of stressing about keeping the garden totally weed-free, set a harvest-schedule for your home-grown chicken treats. Pull one or two rows of weeds every other day. When the weeds come back again, fantastic. More free chicken-feed to pick at a later date!  New poultry owners might ask, “Can

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