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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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Ventilation -- may be the most important aspect of coop design

BYC Troubleshooting article -- click here

Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.

14 hatchery and mutt hens

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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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I'm out of eggs. But I know where some brown ones are. I now raise big Ol' Honkin' Bob Whites & Layed back Coturnix. Pray For Rain In Texas!

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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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1 Rhode Island Red Foxy Loxy, I New Hamphire Red (Peeps).  Rest in peace my Henny Penny.  You will never be forgotten.  1 outside kitty (Ivy) and 3 very grown children.

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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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Two obsessive pit bulls, a mutant dachshund, a spastic American Eskimo, nine GLW pullets, two brown leghorn pullets, a GLW roo, two pekin drakes, and a cat, soon to be two cats.
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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

Currently have 35 chickens, purebreds and crosses of Buff Orpington, Black Australorp, Barred Rock, Rhode Island Red, and Dark Cornish; plus two adorable Silkie/Cochin cross bantams.

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Currently have 35 chickens, purebreds and crosses of Buff Orpington, Black Australorp, Barred Rock, Rhode Island Red, and Dark Cornish; plus two adorable Silkie/Cochin cross bantams.

We raise 100% Grass-Fed Black Angus beef in the beautiful Ozarks of southeast Missouri. No grain, no GMOs, no antibiotics, no hormones. If interested please contact me.
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post #9 of 15
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Thanks everyone  they loved it

www.youtube.com/stoneschickens

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

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


Keeping tabs on my five favorite birds and favorite bunnies.

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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.

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

not be me, anyway....
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If I can't do it, it can't be done!

not be me, anyway....
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