Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Vegetarian Chicken Salad

It's not just the seed catalogs that arrive in January. The hatchery catalogs arrive also. It's still early here in Massachusetts for starting chicks, but here's a picture of one of the batches of chicks that I raised last year. During the first few weeks of their lives they need added heat to stay warm. They get this added heat from heat lamps or regular light bulbs. Once they can go outside they have lots of pasture to range on, but while they are in still the brooder, I dig them clumps of greens, chicken salad. This chicken salad has clover, grasses, and I'm sure many other nutrients and minerals in the soil that they devour along with the greens. The chickens love their salad and its good for them too.

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