Green treats and a lesson learned

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January 10, 2015 by Buffy

I’m sure y’all realize by now that I’m one chicken shy of being the crazy chicken lady.  I like to think I only have a few chickens.  Eighteen is a few right?  (I dream of having many more in all shapes and colors.)  I like to treat the girls & boys to some special treats on these cold miserable days.  Sometimes I sprout them some wheat berries and sometimes I bring them some weeds I pulled from them garden.   They love these green treats.  Our garden is covered in some very green grass right now, even though we are in the middle of winter.  I have no idea what kind of grass it is but it is growing wild like a planted cover crop.

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King George and his ladies enjoying some grass from the garden.  

I pull a bucket of grass for the chickens.  I often have some really cute helpers when it’s time to pick greens.  I’ll try to get a photo next time they help.  Gardening with three and four year olds is fun!

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I also pulled a bucket of turnip greens and turnips for Farmer Rick’s rabbits.  I did learn a lesson in the garden today while trying to pull turnips.  You can’t pull turnips when the ground is frozen solid.  I just got greens the turnips stayed frozen in the ground.

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Oh well, the rabbits like the greens better than the turnips anyway.

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Aren’t they cute?  Farmer Rick is looking to sell about 10 if anyone needs an English Spot bunny just let me know.  Carole, you need a couple right?

Do you grow treats for your chickens or rabbits?

 

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5 thoughts on “Green treats and a lesson learned

  1. Laura says:

    I think we all have a little bit of crazy chicken lady in us…I have 15 and want more – they are addictive!

  2. Littlesundog says:

    My mother-in-law has thirty-some chickens. Keeps us in eggs (there’s four of us on the place) and enough to share with some of the neighbors. Some are old and retired… they don’t lay eggs as much, but they get to live out life as pets. I say you can’t have too many chickens as long as you keep them happy and healthy! 🙂

  3. Amanda says:

    Love this! Love your blog!

  4. Bill says:

    I like giving the chickens green treats this time of year too. Yesterday I gave ours some broccoli leaves and stalks. They seemed very pleased with them. 🙂

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