Black Pepper in food!?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by new chick 203, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. new chick 203

    new chick 203 Songster

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    OK, you hear lot's of old farmer's tails when you start to raise chickens, but has anyone heard this one? Some one told me to put Black Pepper in the feed to make them lay more eggs. This person came from an old Italian family that had done this for generations. Since the quantity of eggs is a biological thing, this sounds silly, but I thought I had better run it by you all before I "POO POO!" it. Thanks.
     

  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Hot peppers are supposed to work too---something about it raising their body temp and speeding up the metabolism.

    I dunno if it works, but I am all for flavoring the chicken from the inside. [​IMG]
     
  3. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

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    Quote:But if you're gonna add pepper, dont' forget the garlic and butter. Season AND tenderize. I'm for efficiency. [​IMG]
     
  4. new chick 203

    new chick 203 Songster

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    Hmmm. pre seasoned egg salad. [​IMG]
     
  5. grandmaof5

    grandmaof5 Songster

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    Well, I know that while reading the Little House in the Prairie books, I came across a reference to Ma giving the hens their mash well-peppered.
     
  6. new chick 203

    new chick 203 Songster

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    interesting!
     

  7. smokeyodie97

    smokeyodie97 Songster

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    how much do you add.
     

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