Duckweed as chicken feed
Along with black
soldier fly larvae
our own grains,
duckweed is at the top of our list for this year's chicken feed
experiments. This little plant was a ubiquitous part of my
childhood since it grew wild in the ponds I played in. I
transplanted some into my own backyard water garden by the simple
method of scooping a few leaves up into a quart jar and emptying them
into their new home. Given full sunlight and still water,
duckweed will grow like crazy until it coats the surface of a pond and
has to be scooped out to make room for other plants. Suffice it
to say that duckweed is easy to grow and doesn't need much
infrastructure after the original pond-building.
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