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post #11 of 19

i keep grapes in the fridge for a refreshing treat on a hot day, also frozen corn with just a bit of water run over it to thaw it just a little.  Mine dont like blueberries very much.  My aunt has a grape vine across the road and i saw them jumping for them too, hilarious.

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post #12 of 19

My chickens love blueberries.

I have a bunch of various breeds of chickens! I've started beekeeping this year and I am loving it! I am trying to live as simply as possible.
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I have a bunch of various breeds of chickens! I've started beekeeping this year and I am loving it! I am trying to live as simply as possible.
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post #13 of 19

Is there something wrong with my chickens - they don't seem excited about any of the food treats I've given them.    I had never offered them treats until I started reading this forum.  I gave them watermelon, apple pieces, and green beans  and some rabbit pellets that are alfafa........they did like the green beans.   I thought chickens would eat anything!  I'm such a rookie at this!
   
The run is large and our entire property is sand.  They do eat any bug that comes their way.  My chickens are about 12 weeks old and are RI Reds.   They love it when I take the water hose and make the ground wet for them.

post #14 of 19

when they are young it can take a couple trys till they stop looking at the treats as alien beings.

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post #15 of 19

Something to remember-  Chickens eat most any thing.  If you can eat it so can they.  And it is as good for them as it is for you.

post #16 of 19

The first time I ever put watermelon in my coop ALL my chickens made a big circle around it at a fair distance and then they all laid down and stared at it for over an hour like it was going to eat them if they moved.  Now they almost knock me down when they see watermelon coming. lau

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post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by ArizonaNessa 

The first time I ever put watermelon in my coop ALL my chickens made a big circle around it at a fair distance and then they all laid down and stared at it for over an hour like it was going to eat them if they moved.  Now they almost knock me down when they see watermelon coming. lau


My kids did this with lettuce leaves!  My romaine lettuce got infested with this critter that burrowed into the backs of the leaves in these coocoons, so I thought, 'hey, protein AND crunchy lettucy goodness' and tossed the whole leaves into their enclosure.

They all backed away towards the coop in horror.

I went back out an hour later and one of them was walking around the lettuce leaves, carefully.

It wasn't until it was time to shoo them into the coop that they started munching.  Hysterical smile

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post #18 of 19

My chickens eat almost anything I throw out for them.
If yours are picky try strawberries if not a little bread works too. The only problem with bread is they don't get much out of it.

post #19 of 19

Have you tried offering your chickens a cold baked potato minus the skin.  Mine fight over this-will grab a piece and run round and round the pen with the others in hot pursuit.  They also love cold cooked oatmeal and plain yogurt with applesauce.  They seem to really go after the dried worms, instead of live ones.  lol

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Working lady with 27 chickens (3 Light Brahmas, 5 Buff Brahmas, 6 Dark Brahmas (RIP LittleBit), 2 EE's, 1 BOrpington), 6 Silkies + 4 more Silkies? (will know more later about lineage) and one toy poodle. 

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