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Jalapenos?

post #1 of 16
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Can chickens eat jalapenos?  Will it hurt them?  I have a bunch here that we won't finish, and I was thinking of giving it to the girls.

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Sonja

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post #2 of 16

I don't know for sure, but we have a plant with lots of peppers on it, and the girls won't touch any of them which is more than I can say about the tomatoes growing on the plant that's right next to it.

post #3 of 16

my silkie loves jalapenos, but the cochin will not touch them. I do not know why they are so different. All i can tell you is try it and see. My two will not eat a lot of things that I have seen others eat. They have their own personalities and tastes.

post #4 of 16

I know that chickens don't have the ability to taste heat or whatnot, but I just would not do it hmmsad

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post #5 of 16

Wouldn't this be a natural defense against internal parasites?

post #6 of 16
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That's what I was wondering!  I was thinking of worming, but was thinking I'd feed them the extra jalapenos and see how their bellies did.

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post #7 of 16

I just gave my girls a whole basket of hot peppers....they did not touch one

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post #8 of 16

my parrot loves them but the chickens don't guess they aren't tropical enough for the heat lol

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post #9 of 16

Em...could this also burn coming out the "other end"? hmm Do they have heat receptors there? lauhide

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post #10 of 16

I was thinking that it might burn them, too, PLUS if they are laying eggs, the eggs might taste funny.  When I got my birds, my mother-in-law warned me, "Just don't ever feed them radishes - those were the nastiest eggs we had ever tasted.  We just threw them away." 

I would guess jalapenos might have a similar effect.  sickbyc  droolin

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