Herbs and Pasture Plants for Chickens to Eat

Herbs and Pasture Plants for Chickens to Eat
By Amy Fewell – Chickens are the gateway livestock to every homestead, and if you’re a natural chicken keeper, you’ve probably wondered what are some good herbs and plants for chickens to eat. From edible weeds that grow right in your own backyard, to a more extensive list, there are plenty of options for natural foraging all around you and your chickens. Newman Turner coined it best when he shared his knowledge of seeding cow pastures with herbs and natural foraging plants in his 1955 published book, Fertility Pastures. Today, we can use some of those very same methods and seed. We can plant herbs in our own backyards and pastures as a natural way for our chickens to self-medicate and live a holistic foraging lifestyle. As natural chicken keepers, we’re constantly aware and wondering what can chickens eat as a treat, or what herbs work best for their delicate

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