Are Celery Leaves OK?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by max13077, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. max13077

    max13077 Chillin' With My Peeps

    My mother just cut up a head of celery. There are a bunch of leaves etc left over. Are they OK to feed?
     
  2. lisahaschickens

    lisahaschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Vancouver, WA
    I'm not expert but I would think it would be fine and they'd love it. Celery is pretty harmless stuff and it is not on the "DO NOT FEED" list. I would go for it, but maybe wait until you get a few more responses from other people. If it were mine, I wouldn't hesitate.
     
  3. Chicken03

    Chicken03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldnt think that celery leaves would hurt them. I give my chickens lettuce leaves and other greens and they love them.
     
  4. deenamr

    deenamr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine love celery and the leaves. When giving them celery I pull the strings off before I give it to them.
     
  5. colby318

    colby318 got 'dottes?

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    Celery is yummylicious! They will thank you. We avoid citrus and potato products. We go by the rule of thumb that if it's in a V8, they'll like it!

    Colby in KY
     
  6. max13077

    max13077 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks folks. They're scarfing them down as I type...
     
  7. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    There are very, very few exceptions to the general principle of "if it's good for you it's good for the chickens too". (Main exception, which isn't *really* an exception, is that people can tolerate quite a lot more saltiness before succumbing to kidney failure than chickens can, so salty foods are not good for chickens even if *you* like 'em).

    Sure, feed 'em the celery leaves [​IMG]


    Pat
     
  8. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

  9. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2009
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    Ours get celery and celery leaves. They like both, they eat the leaves first though. [​IMG]
     

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