paul wheaton wrote:I think there are two important angles on this.
1) most chicken food per acre per year, and
2) most chicken food per acre in January
I would really like to see a top 10 list for each of these. But I'm not even sure where to start to try and figure this out.
I suspect that at the top of the list for #1 is gonna be mulberry. Maybe wheat. Maybe Sepp's russian corn.
And at the top of the list for #2: Kale? Fall field peas/lentils that dried and are still sitting out there at chicken head level? Sunflower seeds? Winter keeper apples that are still falling off the tree?
Chris Kott wrote:Is alfalfa unsuitable for chickens, then? I haven't seen it mentioned at all.
Gwen Lynn wrote:Regarding Mulberry Trees (and you all may know this already) you have to make sure you plant the right gender to get fruit. I love to eat mulberries, but didn't know this. I let a seedling grow in my backyard and wouldn't you know it... wrong sex, NO fruit. So I now have a big bushy shade tree that tent caterpillars get to feed off of...but I don't! Lesson learned!
Chelle Lewis wrote:Could you tabulate exactly what you do when for us? Also you spoke of some kind of conditioner you put over the feed... couldn't quite catch that. What about Diatomaceous Earth sprinkled over? Rich in silica and minerals and destroys parasites.