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What can be grown on the land other than corn to feed ducks and chickens other than corn? I know they can forage on their own, but is there anything that can produce ample amounts of feed for them? Nuts, fruits, wheats and grasses?


Grass and bugs will keep your chickens happy. You may want to supplement with feed to make sure they're getting all the nutrients they need.

Flax seed boosts Omega 3 in your eggs!

Hare of Caerbannog:

--- Quote from: Klapton on June 25, 2009, 08:36:28 PM ---Flax seed boosts Omega 3 in your eggs!

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Klapton +1
Where I am in Ohio, flax is a perennial. And its attractive as a year around plant with flowers that start early spring and go well into the heat of summer. It slowly spreads but in my case hasn't taken over the flower bed.
Great stuff for the landscape and great for health.
I sprinkle a little toasted flax seed on my breakfast cereal and mix it in meatloaf.

T Kehl:
Ours foraged through spring and summer and got mixed grains with lots of whatever was cheap.  We raised a lot of milo for the chickens, ducks, geese, and turkys. 

I haven't run into a grain they wouldn't eat unless they were too small to swallow it.

Do keep a bit of grit around.  It assists with digestion.


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