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Gardening For Chickens

Have you ever thought of gardening for your chickens, basically adding a few extra plants in your garden to supplement your chicken diet? If you have enough garden space, I would encourage you to plant extra vegetables and fruit to add extra nutrition beyond commercial chicken feed.

Do you have fruit trees on your homestead, if so your chickens would love to share in their bounty. Chickens do not mind if a worm has attacked a apple, they will eat it gladly. Normally ordinary fruit and vegetable scraps might end up in a compost pile but honestly your chickens would love to eat them instead…Great !

  • Apples

  • Asparagus

  • Bananas

  • Beans

  • Beets – Beet greens (tops)

  • Berries -Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and such…

  • Broccoli

  • Cauliflower

  • Cabbage

  • Brussels Sprouts

  • Carrots – chickens like the tops as well

  • Corn

  • Cucumbers

  • Eggplant

  • Pears

  • Peaches

  • Cherries

  • Grains Bulgar, flax, wheat berries,etc.

  • Grapes

  • Lettuce

  • Kale

  • Spinach

  • Collard Green

  • Chickweed

  • Cantaloupe

  • Peas – pea tendrils and flowers

  • Bell Peppers

  • Pomegranates

  • Pumpkins

  • Winter Squash

  • Sprouts

  • Summer Squash

  • Yellow squash

  • Zucchini

  • Sunflower Seeds

  • Turnips

  • Watermelon

  • Dandelion Greens

  • Parsley

  • Swiss Chard

  • Potatoes – if you cook them and their peels then they are safe for chickens to eat

  • Onions – Do NOT feed to chickens

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Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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