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post #21 of 28

hmm, diff. chickens have diff. taste buds, so it depends on the chicken, I guess.

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post #22 of 28

I had some leftover batter for deep fried chicken that was mostly scrambled eggs and herbs, so I cooked it up since I heard baby chicks LOVE scrambled eggs.  But with the herbs garlic and stuff, they were definitely NOT impressed.  They'd much rather eat worms.....

 

But maybe they were just insulted by the idea that would batter dip and deep fry chicken!
 


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post #23 of 28
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Originally Posted by frostbite View Post

I had some leftover batter for deep fried chicken that was mostly scrambled eggs and herbs, so I cooked it up since I heard baby chicks LOVE scrambled eggs.  But with the herbs garlic and stuff, they were definitely NOT impressed.  They'd much rather eat worms.....

 

But maybe they were just insulted by the idea that would batter dip and deep fry chicken!
 

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I am the mama of 9 full-grown hens: 1 Dominikers, 1 Partridge Rock, and 2 Buff Orpingtons, and 5 gold comets

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post #24 of 28
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Originally Posted by frostbite View Post

I had some leftover batter for deep fried chicken that was mostly scrambled eggs and herbs, so I cooked it up since I heard baby chicks LOVE scrambled eggs.  But with the herbs garlic and stuff, they were definitely NOT impressed.  They'd much rather eat worms.....

 

But maybe they were just insulted by the idea that would batter dip and deep fry chicken!
 


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post #25 of 28

My girls LOVE LOVE LOVE Dill!!! I mean LOVE it. 

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post #26 of 28

I have a huge patch of comfrey growing and I daily pick several leaves and rip them up a little and they gobble every single bite.  Comfrey is such a wonderful healing herb for everyone - it certainly is giving them a healthy start to life.  They are about 9 weeks old. I have also given them some Lamb's-Quarter - which is in the same family as beets and Swiss chard.  The taste is comparable to spinach.  It grows wild everywhere and my "chicks" seem to enjoy it as well.

post #27 of 28

Okay, I'm a newbie, but I'll throw my two cents in. Since my chickens were little fluffballs of pure joy :jumpy(focus! focus!)  I snipped herbs from my garden finely and added to their dry crumble. I also sprinkled it on their pine bedding for them to scratch and find. They loved it, and the poo was no more stinky than before. Actually, the brooder smelled a bit nicer! :D When they got older, I tied up small sprigs for them to peck at, some higher to make them jump/flutter for it. Again, very popular. As 8-weekers, they still love the stuff, especially french lavender buds and leaves as late snacks in the roost area. I've fed them basil, sage, cilantro, parsley, oregano, and lavender (so far). 

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post #28 of 28
I've been drying the flower/seed tops of my basil when I trim it back. When the cuttings are dry I toss it into the blender and then mix it with their feed. My chickens aren't laying yet so I don't know how it will effect the taste of their eggs, if at all, but they seem to enjoy it. They also like to pick at my mint and chocolate mint plants when I'm too slow to chase them off roll.png
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