Basil?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by blueberrychickens, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. blueberrychickens

    blueberrychickens Songster

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    Is it ok to give the girls basil??? I think thats what it is? It was in a tomato mozzeralla dish, I'm pretty sure its basil. Will they eat it & if so, will it make funny tasting eggs???
     
  2. equinehugger3

    equinehugger3 Crowing

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    I've been reading up on plants/herbs that chickens like, and basil came up a lot! I'm GUESSING that it's okay, but you're probably going to want more opinions from more experienced people. [​IMG]
     
  3. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    Basil is fine and you probably won't taste it in the eggs. [​IMG]
     
  4. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

    I use to have basil growning in the garden, and I can't remember ever seeing the girls eat it. So I'm not sure how much they would like it - but I don't think that it would hurt them.
     
  5. maizey

    maizey Songster

    Mine will have to fight me for the basil...man that's good stuff. It certainly won't hurt them.
     
  6. WallTenters

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    Our girls LOVE mozarella balls soaked in olive oil with basil and oregano.. They've become lap dogs over those things - and no off taste in the eggs at all. I think chickens like anything with cheese in it [​IMG]
     

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