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Has anyone put carrot tops in water to let grow so their chickens can have the greens in the winter time?  Will they eat them?

Boxer, Sadie, my beautiful granddogger, Shephard/Husky, Pauz, granddog, and 4 RIRs, Frenchi, Henrietta, Souffle and Noodles (DOB 6/14/2010).  Oh and one DS.

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Boxer, Sadie, my beautiful granddogger, Shephard/Husky, Pauz, granddog, and 4 RIRs, Frenchi, Henrietta, Souffle and Noodles (DOB 6/14/2010).  Oh and one DS.

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post #2 of 6

I don't know if they will eat them, but not a bad idea.

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SQ egg swap  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=471193&p=1
MOther of 3 girls, grandma to 4.  7 horses, 5 dogs 4 cats,4 geckos, lavender and b/b/s  bantam ameraucana ,Dark Bantam and LF  Cornish, Porcelian, paint white, and  b/b/s Silkies and  blue wheaten OEG , Nankin LF welsummer, brahmas,brown leghorns.  and Buckeye

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post #3 of 6

On carrot tops - my girls ADORE them.  They wiped out two rows of carrots I had in the garden - I never thought about the tops.  Now I have a two rows of sticks.  They will eat them down in a second.

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Thanks, I have 5 lbs of carrots I think I will cut the tops off & stick into a dish to grow.  If they don't eat them, maybe the deer or wild turkeys will enjoy them.

Boxer, Sadie, my beautiful granddogger, Shephard/Husky, Pauz, granddog, and 4 RIRs, Frenchi, Henrietta, Souffle and Noodles (DOB 6/14/2010).  Oh and one DS.

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Boxer, Sadie, my beautiful granddogger, Shephard/Husky, Pauz, granddog, and 4 RIRs, Frenchi, Henrietta, Souffle and Noodles (DOB 6/14/2010).  Oh and one DS.

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post #5 of 6

Before our recent killing freezes, my chickens got a large fist full (20 or so) of carrots every couple days that I yanked out of the ground. They devoured the tops in about 5 minutes. The carrots would be picked at over the rest of the day.

Keeper of 6 Rhode Island Reds (born June/2010).
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Before our recent killing freezes, my chickens got a large fist full (20 or so) of carrots every couple days that I yanked out of the ground. They devoured the tops in about 5 minutes. The carrots would be picked at over the rest of the day.

Keeper of 6 Rhode Island Reds (born June/2010).
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