oat crop to feed chickens?

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Does anyone have any tips on growing oats in the Spring to feed my chickens? Any related info would be greatly appreciated.

-- Michele Rae Padgett (Michelesmelodyfarm@yahoo.com), August 01, 2001


just spill the seed where you dont want them,, and they'll grow,, just like in my backyard.

-- Stan (sopal@net-port.com), August 01, 2001.

Do the oats impart any protein to the Chickens?

-- Ann Markson (tngreenacres@hotmail.com), August 01, 2001.

I don't intentionally grow oats for my hens, but I use the freshly soiled bedding from my goat barn to mulch the paths in my garden. Because the bedding hasn't cooked, I do get oats popping up here and there in my paths. When I do, I let them go to seed, then put the whole plant in my chicken coop and the whole plant pretty much disappears in short order! I have 6 fat, sassy, healthy, spoiled laying hens.

-- Sheryl in Me (radams@sacoriver.net), August 01, 2001.

if you do spred the seed get all the rocks out of the way cus they can kill the oats some times

-- drew (ata1hunt@aol.com), August 20, 2001.

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