can chickens eat cabbage, carrots and cucumbers

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by stone_family3, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have loads extra and the people and rabbit cannot handle it all.
     
  2. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    People hang a whole cabbage in a run to keep them occupied for a while.
     
  4. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They can but mine won't. Mine will eat cucumbers but no carrots or cabbage. Mine will eat greens but won't eat lettuce.
     
  5. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as they like it they can eat it. Mine don't like cabbage, they love cooked carrots, and they love cucumber (the middle with the seeds). I don't give them the peeling. I think it is too tough.[​IMG]
     
  6. WalkerH

    WalkerH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine love cabbage and cucumbers, but hate carrots, even when cooked. They can eat all three, the question is more if they will.
     
  7. mikensara

    mikensara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine love cabbage, the entire broccolli plant leaves and stalks and all, zuchinni, cucumbers and peel, they will not eat potatoe peels.
     
  8. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine LOVE cucumbers! I just slice them in half length wise and lay them on the grass (so that they don't get covered in dirt). All the hens leave is the skin with a bunch of holes pecked in it!

    I've never fed them cabbage, but I've heard that hanging a cabbage from the ceiling is a great distraction for when you add new birds. So I guess they must love it!

    Mine don't like carrots, at all. [​IMG]
     
  9. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone they loved it
     
  10. turbodog

    turbodog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I do this. It takes em about a day or so to reduce it to a stub. They looooove it.
     

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