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can chickens eat cabbage, carrots and cucumbers

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I have loads extra and the people and rabbit cannot handle it all.

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that treat list out! I keep it in my favorites!  smile

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post #3 of 15

People hang a whole cabbage in a run to keep them occupied for a while.

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post #4 of 15

They can but mine won't. Mine will eat cucumbers but no carrots or cabbage. Mine will eat greens but won't eat lettuce.

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post #5 of 15

As long as they like it they can eat it.  Mine don't like cabbage,  they love cooked carrots,  and they love cucumber (the middle with the seeds).  I don't give them the peeling.  I think it is too tough.smile

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post #6 of 15

Mine love cabbage and cucumbers, but hate carrots, even when cooked. They can eat all three, the question is more if they will.

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post #7 of 15

mine love cabbage, the entire broccolli plant leaves and stalks and all, zuchinni, cucumbers and peel, they will not eat potatoe peels.

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1 husband 4 children 2 dogs 2 cats 1 hamster 1 gerbil  and 15 pullets.  and 82 buff opington meaties   Yup enjoying the crazy country life.

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post #8 of 15

Mine LOVE cucumbers!  I just slice them in half length wise and lay them on the grass (so that they don't get covered in dirt).  All the hens leave is the skin with a bunch of holes pecked in it!

I've never fed them cabbage, but I've heard that hanging a cabbage from the ceiling is a great distraction for when you add new birds.  So I guess they must love it!

Mine don't like carrots, at all. sad

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Thanks everyone  they loved it

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http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hatch-cam-2012


Keeping tabs on my five favorite birds and favorite bunnies.

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www.youtube.com/stoneschickens

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People hang a whole cabbage in a run to keep them occupied for a while.


I do this. It takes em about a day or so to reduce it to a stub. They looooove it.

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If I can't do it, it can't be done!

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