Artichoke leaves safe for chickens?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by imamtgrandma2, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. imamtgrandma2

    imamtgrandma2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can my chicks have the left over leaves of an cooked artichoke?
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    BABY chicks? In the brooder? I'd not give them to chicks.

    There's not much there for them, and they are tough and fibrous, so I don't think they'd be very excited about having them in the brooder with them.

    I don't even think - but I could be wrong - that adult chickens would be all that interested in "used" artichoke leaves.
     
  3. imamtgrandma2

    imamtgrandma2 Out Of The Brooder

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    My Girls are 20 weeks+ old. I just want to make sure the leaves aren't toxic before I let them try them.
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Oh. No, not toxic.
     

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