since I stumbled across it on the internet, I’ve been intrigued by the
idea of feeding
duckweed to our chickens. We don’t want to
build any fancy infrastructure until we know whether duckweed will
work, so I just got a start of duckweed from my mother’s pond and put
it in a kiddie pool full of water. I know from experience that
duckweed reproduces very quickly, so I hope to be harvesting some of
the leaves within a month or two.
I dropped a bit of duckweed in one of the chicken tractors.
Disappointingly, our hens seemed quite uninterested…probably because
I’d just fed them laying pellets then a bunch of grubs I dug out of the
garden. I’ll have to try again when they’re actually
hungry. I may also try drying the duckweed to make it more
for your chickens? Fresh water is always in style. Make a homemade chicken
waterer and give
your girls clean water all the time.