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Duckweed as fodder?

 
Rosalind Riley
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Location: Kent, South-east England, UK
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Hello all

I saw a mention in another thread (ponds in a greenhouse) that duckweed can be fed to animals. I keep sheep and I have a large pond covered with duckweed. We usually just compost the weed when we drag it out but if it wouldn't harm the sheep I'd love to see if they would eat it. They graze and browse a lot of different plants/trees and even eat grass clippings if we dump them in the field.

Any advice gratefully received.

Thanks

Rosalind
 
andrew curr
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Location: Deepwater northern New South wales Australia
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Are you talking about azolla? Its great fertalizer ,especially good firing up compost!
they seem to take to it better dry maybe ad salt or grain to get em started
 
Sherry Jansen
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Location: Southern MN
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I had read it is ok to use for animal feed, mainly I use fresh stuff for chickens because of its high protein.

Here's a link:

http://www.fao.org/ag/aga/agap/frg/LRRD/LRRD7/1/3.HTM
 
Bob Anders
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Location: Shenandoah Valley, VA
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In some parts of the US it is on the invasive plant list.
 
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