cabbage

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by fj1200, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. fj1200

    fj1200 New Egg

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    please can you tell me if it is ok to feed my hens cabbage every day, i cook it and mix layers mash with it.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    What you are doing is diluting the nutrients in the feed, particularly the protein, as cabbage has none. Like any "treat," it should be limited to 10% of their diet -- at most. And even that is just someone's rule of thumb, someone's estimate of what they will tolerate.
     
  3. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello & welcome,
    Yes, it's ok. I often buy a cabbage and hang it up like a tetherball - it keeps them amused for hours! [​IMG]
     
  4. fj1200

    fj1200 New Egg

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    Hi thankyou for that from now i will give them it as a treat only.
     

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