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Re: [Just-Food-City-Chicken-Meetup-NYC] kale

From: user 5.
Sent on: Monday, October 4, 2010 8:55 PM
Hi Anna:
That is so strange! Our chickens just love kale.  One of the things I have done is to put it in a big bunch and hang it in the hen=house, just low enough so that they can jump at it.  That seems to pique their interest.  Good luck!


On Mon, Oct 4, 2010 06:47 PM, Anna Hanau <[address removed]> wrote:
Hi everyone

I've got a happy flock of 10 in the backyard.  My mom tells me about this farmer near her (in BC, Canada) where they feed their hens kale and the yolks are the brightest orange ever.  It sounds great -- except my chickens won't eat the kale!  Organic feed they'll eat, bread and grains and rice and corn they'll eat -- but pretty much no interest in the leafy greens (and the yolks remain an unimpressive yellow).  Any suggestions? 

They're on a pretty good-sized yard, where they scratch up all the bugs they can find -- but I think they would like more bugs (or other protein) if they had it -- would love suggestions on that too?
I guess any general resources on chicken nutrition would be much appreciated.


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