Comfrey for Chickens : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

I read or heard somewhere that comfrey was good for chickens. Does anyone have any experience with this? Or know where to find any info? Thanks! Jean

-- Jean (, March 06, 2000


I keep a few patches of comfrey growing around our place. Every so often, I'll toss several handfuls to the birds. They gobble it up in a trice. They don't have access too often to our yard, (25+ birds running around our not-quite-an-acre homestead??? The neighbors'd love that) so on the weeks when the weeds aren't sufficient, the comfrey does them good. As far as what kind of good it does them, you'll have to look elsewhere for that info. Not sure. Judi

-- judi (, March 06, 2000.

Check out Andy Lee's book on chicken tractors. He's very enthusiastic about comfrey for chickens. Good luck!

-- john leake (, March 06, 2000.

When we had chickens we always gave them comfrey, they love it, also sougum. Were getting ready to get chickens again soon, check out my article in last years Countryside, Jan/Feb or March/April. good luck

-- Bruce Burdge (, April 12, 2001.

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