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Old 08-02-2012, 06:36 PM   #11
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Lettuce is about all there is at the mo
when we do get some weeds you probably won't get much problem to eat dandilions
too much is bad for them of course
then just try them with a variety
my boys love jack by the hedge
petuna flowers too
thanks, no they wouldnt even touch dandelion! ill have another search when the snow has melted, my garden is still pretty full! thanks louise
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:23 PM   #12
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As chris says I would cut out the lettuce. Good luck with weed hunting.
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:33 PM   #13
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just tried a weed heavy mix, with a little lettuce mixed in... they took one sniff and went to bed :/ stubborn little things!!!! ill get hunting in the morning...hopefully there will be less snow! :P
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Oh yes they are stubborn buggers. Before christmas Phoebe and Daisy loved butternut squash as a treat but now they wont bloody stuff the stuff!!! Arrrghh!
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:03 PM   #15
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i gave them lambs lettuce, red leaf lettuce, slender plantain, dandelion and soaked grass pellets today all mixed up. Swarley ate quite a lot, but sheldon turned his nose up, though quite often he will eat in the morning.

got some new weeds to add tomorrow, is this better? Louise
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I give the florette crispy salad that has frisee, lambs lettuce and endive in.

Great to give Plantain, lots of fibre in that.

Rowan a member on here had a post about plantain and clover dried mix you can get in pets at home, you can soak that and chop it up for them. Wilkinsons also do a dandelion dried mix.
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:15 PM   #17
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I give the florette crispy salad that has frisee, lambs lettuce and endive in.

Great to give Plantain, lots of fibre in that.

Rowan a member on here had a post about plantain and clover dried mix you can get in pets at home, you can soak that and chop it up for them. Wilkinsons also do a dandelion dried mix.
Thanks Lynne, ill get some florette at the weekend. there is plantain all over my garden so thats good and plenty of dandelion though i wont feed every day. im going to raid some family gardens soon... haha. Louise
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update... all pancakes have been lettuce free for 2 weeks now, the only one sulking a bit is Sheldon but he is eating the weeds when he is hungry. Success!!!
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Old 23-03-2012, 01:00 PM   #19
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Well done, Louise.
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