Thought I'd bump this thread back to the top.
We have 4 no grain, no soy chooks that have been laying pretty much continually since March.
Because the eggs are for use as food medicine it is important that the chooks are as healthy as possible.
I grow a whole host of greens & veg for them. But in reading through this thread I have now got some more ideas for different plants for them.
Their favourite green is young broccoli leaves, followed by mustard greens leaves, then tree lettuce.
So I grow 'groves' of those that they can reach through the fence.
I also grow:- deer tongue lettuce, beetroot (for leaves & chopped stems), lucerne is coming on now that it is warming up, kan kong, chicory, carrots to grate (they don't eat the leaves), parsnip leaves, spinach mostly for the white stems which I dice into grain sized pieces, black tomatoes which I dice, chia & amaranth for the seeds, the fruit trees are beginning to bear for the year also. There is also a host of other 'weeds' & wild garden herbs too numerous to mention.
Soon I'll have new season pumpkin & sweet potato to give them.
Protein comes from a few sources including certified organic free range beef & mutton/goat mince & I also finely chop the pressure cooked bones of mutton, goat & soft beef bones.
It's a big job to replace a bit of GMO grain & soy!