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Chickens love eating zucchini

post #1 of 15
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We have way more zucchini that we can eat so we will let some grow fairly large and cook them and feed them to the chickens they love em, anyone else?

post #2 of 15

Mine love it cut open and raw smile Esp. the 12 week olds.

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post #3 of 15

My zucchini is growing like crazy I bet I have 20 that are almost ready.  I will let some get real big and gine them all a treat.

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I read somewhere to cut your large zucchinis in chunks, freeze it and give it to the chickens as a treat in the winter, thawed first of course.

Susan

"In a democracy dissent is an act of faith. Like medicine, the test of its value is not in its taste, but its effects." -J. William Fulbright
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Susan

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post #5 of 15

Mine too!! tongue  My garden is overflowing with zucchini and tomatoes right now, so the girls get yummy, chopped tomatoe (is that spelled right, looks funny) and zucchini salads...they love it! D

1 Hubby, 3 Kiddos (ages 18,15 & 6), 2 Dogs(Chopper & Nova), 2 Cats(Sam & Boo)and 8 Chickens--2 EE's(Racey & Rosey), 3 Barred Rocks(Moonshine, Pearl & Little Bird), 3 Black Australorps(Black Betty, Lola & Cricket). 

"Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads".
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1 Hubby, 3 Kiddos (ages 18,15 & 6), 2 Dogs(Chopper & Nova), 2 Cats(Sam & Boo)and 8 Chickens--2 EE's(Racey & Rosey), 3 Barred Rocks(Moonshine, Pearl & Little Bird), 3 Black Australorps(Black Betty, Lola & Cricket). 

"Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads".
-Henry David Thoreau-
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post #6 of 15

Do you have to cook the zucchini before you feed it to the chickens?

BTW, "tomato" has an "e" at the end only when you pluralize it, as in "tomatoes".  Dan Quayle learned that the hard way.  wink

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post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by utahmethodist 

Do you have to cook the zucchini before you feed it to the chickens?

BTW, "tomato" has an "e" at the end only when you pluralize it, as in "tomatoes".  Dan Quayle learned that the hard way.  wink


Thanks...I thought it looked weird. tongue  I don't cook it...my girls are only 8 wks, so I just chop it up into bite size pieces.  When they get older I was planning on just throwing it in there and letting them pick away. yippiechickie

1 Hubby, 3 Kiddos (ages 18,15 & 6), 2 Dogs(Chopper & Nova), 2 Cats(Sam & Boo)and 8 Chickens--2 EE's(Racey & Rosey), 3 Barred Rocks(Moonshine, Pearl & Little Bird), 3 Black Australorps(Black Betty, Lola & Cricket). 

"Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads".
-Henry David Thoreau-
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1 Hubby, 3 Kiddos (ages 18,15 & 6), 2 Dogs(Chopper & Nova), 2 Cats(Sam & Boo)and 8 Chickens--2 EE's(Racey & Rosey), 3 Barred Rocks(Moonshine, Pearl & Little Bird), 3 Black Australorps(Black Betty, Lola & Cricket). 

"Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads".
-Henry David Thoreau-
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post #8 of 15

Any time you cook a food you lose some of the vitamins. I would give them as much raw stuff as you could. Zucchini is soft enough in the raw state anyway. good use of extra garden produce.

Also, a frozen piece of watermelon rind or zucchini might be great for them on a hot day. Any danger of them getting a frozen chunk caught in their mouth? I am not getting my chickens until end of summer but loving all the great ideas!!

jumpy

Momma to three kids, 6 bulldogs, two Boston Bull Terriers and one big kid of a hubby-1 RIR, 1 Leghorn, two BO, 1 EE and 6(RIP little goldie) Gold sex links.  1 Dominique OH boy he is now a roo-Mystery solved,  1 Silver Laced Wyandotte, and 10 mixed leghorns.  Yaaaa! Also,  new baby bulldogs due in May!!!
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Momma to three kids, 6 bulldogs, two Boston Bull Terriers and one big kid of a hubby-1 RIR, 1 Leghorn, two BO, 1 EE and 6(RIP little goldie) Gold sex links.  1 Dominique OH boy he is now a roo-Mystery solved,  1 Silver Laced Wyandotte, and 10 mixed leghorns.  Yaaaa! Also,  new baby bulldogs due in May!!!
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post #9 of 15

Can they eat uncooked zucchini peels? Thanks

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Can they eat uncooked zucchini peels? Thanks


Yes smile

Susan

"In a democracy dissent is an act of faith. Like medicine, the test of its value is not in its taste, but its effects." -J. William Fulbright
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