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chickenfan
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Winter greens

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I just wonder the best thing to give birds in the winter to make up for the lack of greens and nutritious grass? I think I read somewhere about sprouting something for them.
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Marigold
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I just give mine some cabbage or other greens, they do seem to like white cabbage.
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We hang cabbage leaves from a tree in the only enclosure with no grass Chickenfan. They enjoy jumping up and pulling bits off.
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Ours love spring greens. I tie a few leaves to the side of their wooden bowl ( there's a hole for the string). Wheat and barley sprout well but I ran out and have found millet from the local shop is also shoots. Try moistening a bit in a jar, if it doesn't start to grow in 3-4 days then it probably won't.
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Mine love greens, cabbage of any sort, lettuce, especially 2 ft long ones from my brother's allotment, bruised fruit, apples, pears, grapes.
Sound spoiled, don't they? well, they are. and it is lovely to be so welcomed when I go to them with food offerings.
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Thank you for all the ideas.
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Basic white cabbage for my pekins. I cut it in half so they can get started and four pekins will devour a whole one in a couple of days :) they don't seem to like sprouts or tough savoys though
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