Sunday, 21 April 2013

Dandelions for ducks and hens

Hens Apr 13 1

I went up to Dad's allotment in Marley Hill, the next village up from ours, this afternoon to do a bit of work there, which included a bit of weeding. I took the large quantity of dandelion leaves I gathered back down to our main allotment to feed them to the ducks and hens. Greens are an important part of the diet of poultry though, obviously they are in short supply during winter. There are plenty of dandelions growing now so I am planning to go out each day to gather a large bag of them. In this way, we can reduce the amount of bought chicken feed, save the money and get a bit closer to being self-sufficient.

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