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Forage Greens for Poultry in Tasmania

Are looking for chicken forage seeds in Tassie? If you would like to grow poultry forage in Tasmania, unfortunately we cannot ship Dine a Chook Gourmet Greens for Chickens and Poultry to you. Seeds for poultry forage in Tasmania are best purchased locally – not only does this avoid odious quarantine restrictions, it also means that the forage crops are better adapted to your local climate.


Seeds for chicken forage in Tasmania 

As we are located in Queensland, we have not tried any of these seed companies and therefore cannot recommend one in particular. But all companies are Tasmanian-based and sell seeds for a range of suitable forage crops for chickens online. Rangeview Seeds is the only company that appears to sell a poultry forage mix

 

Poultry Forage for Cool Climates and Warm Climates

Keeping chickens healthy is all about providing a balanced, complete diet that is as natural as possible. The second most important source of key vitamins and minerals in a chook’s diet – after a complete feed - should be greens. But your choice of forage greens will vary according to climate and season.

 

List of Chicken Forage plants

This is not an exhaustive list, and not all plants are suitable for all climates. Research your local area or ask your seed supplier what might be suitable for you. Not all plants are perennials nor will all withstand extensive foraging. Some plants are better suited to being grown outside the chicken coop and harvested by hand.

  • Amaranth grain

  • Asian greens

  • Barrel medic

  • Basil

  • Beets

  • Borage

  • Brassicas

  • Broadbeans

  • Buckwheat

  • Calendula

  • Catnip

  • Chamomile

  • Chia

  • Chickweed

  • Chicory

  • Chamomile

  • Clover

  • Cocksfoot

  • Comfrey

  • Coriander

  • Dandelion

  • Dill

  • Fennel

  • Forage chicory

  • Forage plantain

  • Lavender

  • Lemon balm

  • Linseed (use seeds, not greens)

  • Lucerne

  • Millet

  • Mint

  • Moringa

  • Mustard

  • Nasturtium

  • Nettle

  • Oats

  • Oregano

  • Parsley

  • Peas

  • Pigeon pea

  • Purslane

  • Queensland arrowroot

  • Rocket

  • Rosemary

  • Sage

  • Saltbush

  • Silverbeet

  • Sunflower

  • Tagaste

  • Thistle

  • Thyme

  • Vetch

 

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