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Amaranth Grain   Arrowroot   Chia   Chicory   Clucker Tucker™   Comfrey   Lemon Balm   Lucerne   Pigeon Pea   Plantain   Poultry Care Kit   Saltbush   Sunflower   Tagasaste   Tree Lucerne  
Amaranth Grain H OG
Amaranthus hypochondriacus
An ancient Aztec food grain that is higher in protein than wheat or rice; it is a rich source of the essential amino acid, lysine. It grows vigorously, tolerates drought and heat, and is pest-resistant. The flowers are vivid burgundy, feathery plumes, 1.5 - 3 m high. The pale blonde amaranth grains are shiny, slightly larger than poppy seeds. It is delicious cooked as a cereal, can be ground for flour or popped like popcorn. It is a warm season annual and germinates best at 20 - 27C soil temperature. Sow seed from late spring to summer in temperate areas. In subtropical and tropical areas, sow all year (avoiding frost periods). It takes 4 - 6 months for a grain crop. Harvest the seed head once a few seeds drop, lay on a tarp and dry in the sun for a week until the stems are dry. Separate the seeds from the stems and winnow in a light breeze.
SA128 No WA
SA129 No WA
SA144 No WA
SA145 No WA
SA146 No TAS / WA
Arrowroot UT
Canna edulis
No Norfolk Island / TAS / WA
Syn. Queensland arrowroot, achira, achera, dong rieng, edible canna, ganyong, sakhu chin zembu, maraca
Queensland arrowroot is a very hardy, clump-forming perennial plant with large bright green leaves that are enjoyed by poultry. My chooks manage to pull leaves from so high on the plant I sometimes wonder if they have a ladder hidden away in the chook shed. The edible tubers are a good substitute for potatoes and the leaves make excellent mulch. More information on growing arrowroot...

Provided as tubers.
Arrowroot 'Rojo' UT Rare
Canna edulis 'Rojo'
Not to Norfolk Island, TAS or WA
A rare form of Queensland arrowroot with large attractive foliage with dark red-edged leaves and veins. The orange-red flowers are small compared to ornamental Canna hybrids. It is a clump-forming perennial plant to 2 m high with an edible tuber. The tuber has a high potassium content and 1 - 3 percent protein; the young leaves and shoots are nutritious and contain 10 percent protein. The leaves can also be cut for mulch and the plant used as a weed barrier, low windbreak or animal fodder. Suitable for all areas. More information on growing arrowroot...

Provided as tubers.
Chia OG
Salvia hispanica
It is one of the highest sources of Omega 3 and is also rich in protein, calcium, Vitamin C, iron and potassium. This vigorous plant is heat and pest-resistant. The blue flower spikes develop on plants 40 - 80 cm tall. Harvest the ripe seedheads then place in cloth or paper bag and hang upside down to dry. Separate the seeds from the stems and winnow in a light breeze. Store in air tight jar and add to chook food regularly. Does best in subtropical and tropical areas as requires frost-free growing conditions and warm soil to grow.
SC504approx. 400 seeds
SC505 No WA
Chicory 'Puna II' UT
Cichorium intybus
Chicory 'Puna II' is a broadleaf, perennial forage herb providing highly nutritious feed to grazing animals and poultry. It has a thick, deep taproot capable of breaking up compacted soils and cycling nutrients from the subsoil. As an improved pasture it combines well with other grasses and clovers and should be rotationally grazed from spring to late autumn. It is hardy, pest and disease resistant and drought tolerant. Sow early spring in temperate areas. Sow autumn in subtropical areas. Sow April - August in tropical areas. It germinates best at 10 - 21C soil temperature. Soil should be moderately fertile and well drained; it is tolerant of acid soils pH 5.5 - 6.

SC351 No WA
SC352 No WA
SC433 No WA
Clucker Tucker™ UT
Clucker Tucker™ is a hardy mix of all-important greens to keep your chooks healthy. May contain barrel medic, bok choy, buckwheat, forage chicory, clover, cocksfoot, lucerne, millet, forage plantain, silverbeet, subclover and sunflower. Most have vigorous root systems that will quickly regrow leaves that are cut or eaten. Clucker Tucker™ is a blend of annual and perennial plants, many of which will self-sow. In a forage area, seed can be broadcast; the chooks will need to be kept off the area for the plants to establish. After they have grazed it down, the chooks should be taken off to allow it to reshoot. Where space is limited, grow it in seedling trays and then place in the chook run or bird cage once grown. In a pasture, used as a 'herbal ley' it is a healthy addition for grazing animals. In temperate areas sow March - May or August - October. In subtropical areas sow August - September or May - July. In tropical areas sow April - August. Broadcast seed 2 - 3 g/m in a forage area. In a seedling tray use 1 - 2g per seedling tray.
SC329 Also available as part of a Poultry Care Kit
More information on poultry forage...
Comfrey UT
Symphytum officinale
Not to Norfolk Island, NT, SA, TAS or WA
Syn. Boneset
Comfrey is an herbaceous perennial plant widely used as an animal forage, soil improver, bee forage and mulch plant. It has large, hairy leaves and grows in a rosette to 1 metre in height. The mauve flowers are bell-like and borne in clusters. Comfrey rarely flowers in subtropical and tropical areas as there isn't sufficient winter chill to induce flowering. In cold areas it is dormant in winter. It is a hardy plant, with a wide climatic range, from cool temperate to tropical. It provides high yields on fertile, well-watered soil. Comfrey probably has the widest range of uses in a permaculture system of any plant. More info on growing comfrey...
Provided in mini pots.
GC119Save $1.90
Poultry Care Kit
No Norfolk Island / TAS / WA
Maximize the good health of your birds by adding in some of the essential requirements your chickens need, while reducing your feed costs and eat more nutrient packed home grown eggs. This super high-quality kit contains kelp meal, annual and perennial seeds, food grade hemp seed meal and food grade Diatomaceous Earth for internal and external animal health. More information on poultry forage...
25 g Clucker Tucker™ Seed Mix UT
450 g DE for Animals
250 g Hemp Seed Meal
250 g Kelp Meal
1 kg Funky Chicken Feed Mix
PD107SAVE $17.95
Lemon Balm UT
Melissa officinalis
Lemon Balm has a range of useful properties that benefit the hens. As a medicinal herb it is antiviral, so may protect against some poultry diseases. It is also antibacterial and highly aromatic, so try cutting a few short stems every day and adding it to your nest boxes. It is also believed to be rodent repellent, which would be great, if it worked. If you happen to be roasting a chook, lemon balm adds a lovely flavour. Lemon balm is an herbaceous perennial with a delicate lemon scent. It is a non-running member of the mint family. It attracts bees and butterflies. Sow seed in spring; in a cool, semi-shaded position. Suitable for temperate and subtropical areas; unlikely to do well in the tropics.
More information on herbs...
Provided as seed
SL181approx. 100 seeds

Provided as tubestock
Not to Norfolk Island, NT, SA, TAS or WA
GL112(1 tubestock)
GL120(3 tubestock) Save $2.85
Lucerne 'Sequel' UT
Medicago sativa
Syn. Alfalfa
Lucerne is a valuable plant for poultry forage, providing nutritious, protein-rich leaves containing minerals and vitamins A, D, K and E. It is high in chlorophyll, which makes it a valuable antioxidant. It is a hardy perennial lasting many years. 'Sequel' is a bushy upright, winter vigorous, legume with a deep taproot. It is attractive to beneficial insects and bees, can be cut for mulch and is a great animal forage. In temperate areas sow March-May or August-October; in subtropical areas sow May-July.
SL118 I No WA
SL119 I No TAS / WA
More information on living mulches...
Pigeon Pea H UT
Cajanus cajan
Pigeon Pea is an excellent chicken forage for warmer areas, providing high protein seeds, edible leafy greens and shelter. It is a perennial, nitrogen-fixing, drought tolerant shrub to 2 - 3 m. It is also useful for on-site mulch production and is an excellent animal forage. It is an important food plant in India; the seeds are 25% protein and can be eaten fresh or as split dried peas. The dried seeds are used for dhal in India and contain 5 times more Vitamin A and C than green peas. The leaves and young shoots can be eaten cooked, they are fibrous and have a strong spicy odour. Sow spring and summer into warm soil; autumn in frost-free areas only. Suitable for (warm) temperate, subtropical and tropical areas.
More information on pigeon pea...

Provided as seed
SP123approx. 60 seeds I
SP351approx. 125+ seeds I
SP124approx. 500+ seeds I
SP339approx. 1250+ seeds I
SP244approx. 5000+ seeds I No WA

Provided as tubestock
Not to Norfolk Island, NT, SA, TAS or WA
GP151Save $1.90
I means that inoculant is included with the seed purchase.
Unsure how to use inoculant or its purpose? Find information about inoculant here.
Plantain 'Tonic' UT
Plantago lanceolata
syn. Ribwort, Narrow-leaf Plantain
Plantain 'Tonic' is a broadleaf, short-lived, perennial forage herb with a deep tap root. Young leaves were traditionally harvested in Europe as a fresh edible green in spring. It is attractive to butterflies. It provides highly nutritious feed to grazing animals and poultry, mainly in summer. It is high in protein (23%) and minerals, particularly calcium and selenium. It is tolerant to a wide range of soils and establishes quickly. As an improved pasture it is best combined with other grasses and clovers. It is hardy, pest and disease resistant and drought tolerant. It is 90 cm tall when in flower. Sow autumn in temperate and subtropical areas. Sow April - August in tropical areas. It germinates best at 10 - 21C soil temp. Soil should be moderately fertile and well drained; it is tolerant of acid soils pH 5.5 - 7. Broadcast the seed, 25g will cover 50m.
SP238 No WA
SP239 No WA
SP249 No WA
Saltbush - Old Man UT
Atriplex nummularia
Saltbush is a native, sprawling evergreen shrub growing 3 x 3 m. The plant is tall and densely branched with grey leaves and inconspicuous flowers. It is suitable for arid areas and is highly drought resistant and salt tolerant. The young, tender leaves are edible and can be used in a range of ways in the kitchen if the plants are grown in good conditions. It is a useful fodder eaten readily by sheep and cattle. In arid, inland areas it can be used as an ornamental fire-retardant hedge around gardens. It prefers a well-drained alkaline clay soil in full sun, it is unlikely to do well in humid regions. It does best in areas with an average annual rainfall between 300 - 600 mm. Sow in autumn for young plants to be ready for spring planting. Seed germination is a low % and slow, taking approx. 21 days.
Provided as seed
SS278approx. 35 seeds

Provided as tubestock.
Not to Norfolk Island, NT, SA, TAS or WA
GS185Save $1.90
Sunflower 'Sunbird' OG
Helianthus annuus
Sunbird produces large grey sunflower seeds which are excellent as human food or poultry forage. The flowers add joy to a summer garden, attract colourful king parrots and the flower petals are edible. The tall plants provide support for climbing beans and are useful as a summer windbreak. Sunflowers are a must for a child's garden, the sheer size of the plants and the way the flowers follow the sun are intriguing for kids. Sunbird is both drought tolerant and disease resistant. The plants grow 2 - 2.5m tall.
SS200approx. 50 seeds
SS199 No WA
SS249 No TAS / WA
SS250 No TAS / WA
Tagasaste UT
Chamaecytisus proliferus
syn. Tree Lucerne
Tree Lucerne is a very useful chicken forage for Mediterranean (dry summer) areas. It is useful in the chook run to provide shade, shelter, leafy greens and high protein seeds. The flowers are considered a tonic for poultry. It is a shrubby, frost and drought tolerant small tree to 5 m, with fragrant white flowers. It is useful for windbreaks and fire retardant hedges; salt and wind tolerant. It is an excellent high protein animal forage. Sow spring and summer. Suitable for temperate areas only.
More information on tree lucerne...

Provided as seed
ST100approx. 45 seeds I
ST101approx. 1100 seeds I

Provided as tubestock
Not to Norfolk Island, NT, SA, TAS or WA
GT108 (1 tubestock)
GT110 (3 tubestock) Save $2.85
Other useful forage plants for chickens can be found here:
Ceylon spinach
cherry guava
French white millet
Japanese millet
New Zealand spinach
Australian native plant
OG organically certified with AusQual - Certified Organic
UT untreated; no chemical fungicide, insecticide or rodenticide
edible flower petals to add colour, flavour and nutrition to meals
bee and good bug friendly. Information on growing bee forage.
H suitable for hot and humid growing conditions
I inoculant is included with the seed purchase
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