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I was trying to read up on celery, since it is left off many lists of treats for chickens. I found this bit about long pieces of grass interesting, sometimes I give my chickens long pieces of grass. Did I overlook something? Is that a bad thing? I always thought it was cute to watch them eating them, it sort of reminded me of spaghetti. :P

post #32 of 34

I ran a bunch of celery and carrots through the grating disc of my cuisinart this morning and my 8-week old girls chowed it down. :D

 

I worry about giving them anything to stringy that might get impacted in their crops - so I grate things like this.

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Originally Posted by Taterrtots View Post


I was trying to read up on celery, since it is left off many lists of treats for chickens. I found this bit about long pieces of grass interesting, sometimes I give my chickens long pieces of grass. Did I overlook something? Is that a bad thing? I always thought it was cute to watch them eating them, it sort of reminded me of spaghetti. tongue.png

It's not generally a good idea to feed them loose long grasses. It is possible for it to get stuck in their crop. If you watch them eat while free ranging, they tend to nibble little pieces of grasses...grasses which are secured on one end by a root. Grass that has been cut or uprooted, these they will often swallow whole because they can't tear off a littler piece.

If you cannot free range them but want to feed them greens, dig up a clump of grass and give them the whole thing. In a day or two the whole clump will likely be gone.
Edited by pdirt - 5/12/16 at 10:04pm
post #34 of 34

do you have Pirrahana Pullets ???????

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