Beet greens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by SF Farmgirl, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. SF Farmgirl

    SF Farmgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone know why my chickens (who eat almost everything) look at beet greens like they aren't even food? I'm very curious!
     
  2. Bosque

    Bosque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just like people, sometimes we like something and sometimes we dont.
     
  3. tinyscrafts

    tinyscrafts Out Of The Brooder

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    mine are DESTROYING my whole little crop of beets... Go figure![​IMG]
     
  4. rainbowgardens

    rainbowgardens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last year when I let my dominiques into the garden for the fall cleanup they didn't touch the beets.
    This year, the speckled sussex shredded the leaves.
     
  5. rdranch

    rdranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just tell them NO DESSERT until you eat your beet greens![​IMG]
     
  6. Chickn chick 46

    Chickn chick 46 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens look at me like I was crazy thinking they'd eat them [​IMG]
     
  7. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    Mine don't get the beet greens. They are my wife's favorite greens. I'd be in serious trouble if I fed them to the chickens.

    When I was feeding mine cabbage and broccoli leaves, lettuce, kale, and chard, they would not touch the New Zealand spinach. When the New Zealand spinach was the only greens coming out of the garden, they loved it.
     
  8. SF Farmgirl

    SF Farmgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:All very interesting...I'd be tempted to think it's oxalic acid...except that they eat oxalis (one of their most endearing traits). Thanks, everyone, for the posts.
     
  9. SF Farmgirl

    SF Farmgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    All very interesting...I'd be tempted to think it's oxalic acid...except that they eat oxalis (one of their most endearing traits). Thanks, everyone, for the posts.
     

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