Bamboo question

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by tclegg, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. tclegg

    tclegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure where this post goes but since my chicks will probably be eating this since it's close to their run--I posted it here. Just wondered if bamboo (all of the bamboo--leaves, stalk and roots) are fine for chicks to eat and peck on. Like I said their run has some in and around it and it is providing some shade for them too???I checked on the list that was provided earlier by someone here on BYC and it was not on the list for good or bad..[​IMG]
     
  2. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    People eat bamboo, so I doubt that it will hurt chicks.
     
  3. maclady

    maclady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would be interested if anyone knows for sure about this. I'm looking for something fast growing for one side of the run that could help provide shade.[​IMG]
     
  4. Erica

    Erica Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a tractor in an area infested with bamboo (the runner sort). The chickens eat the new leaves and seem to enjoy it without harm, though of course they're not able to reach the taller bamboo.

    best wishes
    Erica
     
  5. jtl977

    jtl977 Out Of The Brooder

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    We also have some invasive bamboo in our yard that the girls regularly peck at. So far no problems with that...
     
  6. tclegg

    tclegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    K thanks--I thought it should be fine-but just wanted to double check...[​IMG]
     

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