Cabbage?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by StarryEyzz, May 30, 2012.

  1. StarryEyzz

    StarryEyzz Songster

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    I have a whole head of cabbage that is slightly wilted and we won't be eating it. Can I give it to my 8 week old chicks to peck at and eat?
     
  2. Judy

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  3. StarryEyzz

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    Yes, I hang one for them inside the coop. It rains so much here, it gives them something to peck at besides each other....However, they do prefer it chopped up on a plate!
     
  5. karlamaria

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    I put a head of cabbage in the pen every few weeks all winter, I then noticed my eggs tasted bad. Like fish. I looked on here and saw many many many folks had eggs that tasted fishy to. I took the cabbage away and after a few weeks no more horrible tasting eggs. No matter how they were cooked they tasty yucky. I was beside my self wondering what I was going to do with eggs that tasted bad and the chickens in the coop. But when I put two and two together I took the cabbage away, yep all is well mow.
     
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  6. StarryEyzz

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    Interesting. I will keep that in mind. Mine are only 8 weeks old now so probably no issues. :)
     
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    Wow, that is interesting. I didn't have that problem, maybe mine weren't eating as much of it.... I try to grow some winter greens too, for them. Kale, collards, beet tops, etc.
     

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