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Eliminate the cost of chicken feed

Grow your own chicken feed: The best producers appear to be mulberry and wheat (when grown with the Fukuoka-Bonfils winter wheat method). Sepp Holzer pushes a perennial rye and sunchokes as the core chicken/pig feeds.

Grow your backyard chicken food in a DIY perennial permaculture garden. Free food & shade for the chickens in the edible landscaping right outside their coop. Growing chicken food will save you money.

15 Plants To Grow That Will Lower Your Chicken Feed Bill

Grow your backyard chicken food in a DIY perennial permaculture garden. Free food shade for the chickens in the edible landscaping right outside their coop. Growing chicken food will save you money.

CHICKEN FEED Save money on feeding chickens by planting these garden crops to supplement their feed.

Save Money: Grow Your Own Organic Chicken Food

Save money on feeding chickens by planting these garden crops to supplement their feed. Chickens ~ Poultry ~ garden ~ prepping ~ homestead ~ grow your own ~ seeds ~ vegetables

Raising chickens on the cheap. Growing feed for your hens to cut homestead costs? Plant a chicken garden!

Save Money: Grow Your Own Organic Chicken Food

Raising chickens on the cheap. Growing feed for your hens to cut homestead costs? Plant a chicken garden!

Grow your own fodder -The Cheapest Way To Feed Livestock Even During Hard Times @dreameating

Grow livestock animal feed, fresh green fodder, with hydroponic forage system. FodderPro Feed System benefits to farms and benefits of feeding fresh hydroponic fodder to livestock.

Comfrey Comfrey is an incredibly valuable crop, yielding 20 times more protein than soybeans. It is used all over the word as food for cattle, goats, sheep, horses, pigs and yes…chickens. Besides a tremendous amount of protein, comfrey also contains a plethora of vitamins and nutrients including vitamins A, C, B, B-12, potassium, sulphur, calcium, phosphorus, iron, selenium, germanium and fiber. Comfrey grows best in…   [read more]

9 Toxic Foods You Should Never Feed Your Chickens + How To Grow Your Own

So what do chicken eat in an ideal world? They eat green growing plants, wild seeds, and animal foods such as earthworms and insects. In other words, they eat live foods.

growing wheat sprouts for your chickens

Sprouting wheat for winter chicken greens ~ Love this system using Dollar store trays and wood pieces in-between! They serve the top tray each day & start a new one on the bottom.

This is the way to raise meal worms.  Great chicken food supplement.  So easy to do in plastic drawers.

This is the way to raise meal worms. Great chicken and quail food supplement. So easy to do in plastic drawers.

Save money on chicken feed, reduce dependence on industrial monocultures, make your chickens happier and their eggs healthier. Give them access to good habitat, let help in the compost, feed them from the vegetable garden, grow fodder, and raise grubs are just some of the possibilities discussed here. In short, think of chickens as part of a permaculture design…

Save Money on Chicken Feed with Natural, Healthful Alternatives -

Save money on chicken feed, reduce dependence on industrial monocultures, make your chickens happier and their eggs healthier with these ideas.

Grow your backyard chicken food in a DIY perennial permaculture garden. Free food & shade for the chickens in the edible landscaping right outside their coop. Growing chicken food will save you money.

15 Plants To Grow That Will Lower Your Chicken Feed Bill

A DIY backyard chicken feeding system. Grow your chicken food in a perennial permaculture garden. Free food & shade for the chickens in the edible landscaping right outside their coop. Growing chicken food will save you money & keep them happy.

Looking in to a fodder sprouting system.  Basically, we will be using a combination of whole wheat and barley grain seeds to sprout into tall, nutrient dense food for our chicks and rabbits. Most of the animals can convert (except the bees of course) to a 90% sprouted fodder diet. The chickens will still need grit, possibly calcium, and will free range for bugs and the rabbits will still need hay for roughage. We want to get our animals off of processed, pelleted feed and on to a much more…

Luke, I Am Your Fodder

Grow Barley Fodder for chickens & rabbits - worth coming back to this blog, the guy is hilarious.

Grow Barley Fodder for chickens & rabbits - I am going to try this. I love my barley and have plenty around.if she doesn't like this like wheat grass, then more for me.

A DIY backyard chicken feeding system. Grow your chicken food in a perennial permaculture garden. Free food & shade for the chickens in the edible landscaping right outside their coop. Growing chicken food will save you money & keep them happy.

15 Plants To Grow That Will Lower Your Chicken Feed Bill

A DIY backyard chicken feeding system. Grow your chicken food in a perennial permaculture garden. Free food & shade for the chickens in the edible landscaping right outside their coop. Growing chicken food will save you money & keep them happy.

You can drastically cut the cost of chicken feed by planting these 12 perennials for a free source of chicken food!

Feed Chickens For Free by Planting Perennials

Excellent list, gave me a lot of ideas and kill 2 birds with 1 stone! You can drastically cut the cost of chicken feed by planting these 12 perennials for a free source of chicken food!

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