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Types Of Greens To Feed Your Poultry

by Jacquiline Nakandi
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By Joshua Kato

Greens are supplements to the main feeds. They among other benefits offer iron and roughage to the chicken. 

They help improve digestion and offer medicinal elements, especially against simple ailments like coughs. There are several greens that can be fed to poultry. 

These include omululuza (Vermonia amygdalina), which is a bitter shrub that is common in Uganda, ssere (black jack), which is also common in plantations in Uganda, kafumbe, ddodo, cabbage leaves, akabomboebbombo, paw paw leaves, Kisanda. All these can be got from your farm.

If you have enough greens, you can serve your chicks at least twice a week. 

What you should not feed chicken

Do not feed the following leaves to poultry because they are poisonous; amaduudu, kayongo, fresh cassava leaves, fresh sweet potato leaves, tobacco leaves, ssettala, sunflower leaves, irish potato leaves, tomato leaves, kawunyira and essunsa .

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