Monday, June 13, 2011
Trust the Chickens
We noticed last summer that there was a certain weed that they also liked eating. We would pick them and hold them out for the chickens to eat. And they would seek them out on their own as well.
a blog that identified (all the way down at the bottom) our mystery weed as lamb's quarters. I'd heard of lamb's quarters before as a wild edible suitable for people to eat as well. I guess we'll have to give them a try sometime.
The scientific name is chenopodium album and lots of people eat it in any way they would eat spinach or other greens. Some people even plant certain varieties of it where it doesn't grow naturally.