Seed Swaps


16 Apr 2012
Cloudy 22°C / 72°F

Okay so when I decided to place the new chicken coop between the garden and the house my mother totally turned her nose up at me and began to immediately complain that "farm animals stink " that always makes me laugh as she herself grew up on a dairy farm and with proper manure management it doesn’t have to stink ….someone once told me if the animals stink it is your fault not theirs and I have to agree …..anyway this is working out just perfect as I grow greens in the cold frame all year and now I just go out to the garden each lunch hour and give the girls a salad by tying greens to the fence ….this way I am assured they are getting their greens …..( Just like us greens give them vitamins they need ) and tying them like this seems to make them more interested than just placing them in the food tray……so we have lunch together so to speak …..after they make short work of the buffet I take down the strings because I don’t trust the chickens not to get themselves into some sort of trouble LOL …..The greens are so convenient to the pen that I am reassured I made the right placement decision Happy tuesday everyone




They seem to be enjoying their salad, and the sun – 23C lucky girls!

Posted on 17 Apr 12 (about 4 years ago)

Happy Tuesday to you as well :)

Posted on 17 Apr 12 (about 4 years ago)

Very nice!….happy, healthy looking chickens.

Posted on 17 Apr 12 (about 4 years ago)

I will have to try tying the greens up. I have tried giving the chicks greens a few times, but they didn’t seem too interested, perhaps if it’s airborne they’ll try them out.

Posted on 19 Apr 12 (about 4 years ago)

Thank you : ) i truely hope they are happy …..sometimes I am too protective but I think they understand LOL @HazelJ for some crazy reason they do seem to be more interested this way …..I was having trouble getting them to eat their greens also ……just like children I am like " girls you have to eat your greens " and they give me dirty looks : )

Posted on 20 Apr 12 (about 4 years ago)

I dug a dandelion today and used the root to hang it from the hardware cloth. Only a few seemed interested at first, but when I went back to feed them in the evening it was almost gone! I’m so glad to have found a way to tempt them to the greens because I want them to eat them when they are on the pasture and I have plans to sprout grains and grow microgreens for them in the winter.

Posted on 20 Apr 12 (about 4 years ago)

: ) That is awesome!!! Its funny how they think ……we have so much i common I too am planning a garden just for their food LOL : )

Posted on 22 Apr 12 (about 4 years ago)

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