Birds Love Chickweed
“the hen’s inheritance” Chickweed for chickens is the ultimate!
Chickweed is rich in minerals, including calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, manganese, silicon, and most notably copper. Chickweed contains many plant compounds — including phytosterols, tocopherols, triterpene saponins, flavonoids, and vitamin C — which may contribute to its benefits.
Some animal studies indicate that chickweed is a good expectorant, meaning it can help loosen mucus. Another study found that when made into a paste and plastered to swollen areas or even broken bones could provide anti-inflammatory, anti-irritation, and soothing effects. In Ireland and Britain, chickweed is a common remedy for alleviating skin problems, speeding wound healing, and reducing irritation and itchiness. Chickweed leaves can be steeped in hot water to make a tea that potentially relieves pain, reduces inflammation, and provides calming, soothing effects.
Too much can cause nausea and stomach upset so.. just a little at a time!