I like to grow as much fodder for the chickens as I can. Things like bocking variety comfrey, kale, and purslane are easy to grow and make great additions to your chickens diet. Here's the ladies munching on some freshly weeded purslane.
Did you know that adding purslane to the, diet of laying hens significantly increased egg production and egg weights although there was no reduction in the egg cholesterol concentration. This study also showed that inclusion of purslane into diet enriched eggs with omega-3 fatty acids and decreased the ratio of omega-6/omega-3 in the yolk.
Love turning inexpensive weeds into eggs! Read the study here at https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20564433/