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post #11 of 16

I'm bumping this old thread with a question. I have some medium-sized beets from the market. I'm giving the leaves to the girls (I didn't care for them), but what about the stems? Are they too woody for chickens?
 

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post #12 of 16

They may or may not eat them.  Just let them show you. 

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post #13 of 16

We always eat beet leaves as a salad green, yummy!

post #14 of 16

I fed my girls beets yesterday, today I noticed one girl in particular has bright red poop! It looks like blood but since it only started today and I fed them beets yesterday can I assume that it's not blood!?! She acts healthy and eats just fine so maybe I'm being paranoid but idk. :hu

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I fed my girls beets yesterday, today I noticed one girl in particular has bright red poop! It looks like blood but since it only started today and I fed them beets yesterday can I assume that it's not blood!?! She acts healthy and eats just fine so maybe I'm being paranoid but idk. :hu

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Feeding beets...means red poops. Don't think it's coccidiosis!

post #16 of 16

haha ok I just wanted to make sure it would really look like blood and wasn't suppose to be more beet colored.

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