Can chickens eat carrots?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Smartie_Pants, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    I have a bunch of carrots that came from a can that never got eat and I thought they were safe, but thought I'd ask just in case.

    Isn't there a list of what chickens can't eat around here somewhere? Can someone post it?

    Thanks.
     
  2. LittleYellowOne

    LittleYellowOne Chillin' With My Peeps

  3. LittleChickenRacingTeam

    LittleChickenRacingTeam On vacation

    Jan 11, 2007
    Ontario, CANADA
    Carrots are fine. I cut them into slices if they are hard & raw.
     
  4. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    Quote:That'll work. Thanks. [​IMG] Carrots are okay for them, so I guess they are getting a treat. They haven't gone bad or anything, they're just a little old and we don't really eat carrots much.
     
  5. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    Well, they weren't a very big hit with the chickens. Only about 5 of them liked the carrots. The ducks on the other hand, loved them! By the time they were done, they had carrot juice covering their entire heads!
     
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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  7. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Mine will eat everything BUT carrots, even cooked ones.
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  8. kees

    kees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    Mine love carrots!

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  9. ChickaD

    ChickaD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine eat carrots after they've kicked around a bit and look disreputable (the carrots, not the chickens!)
     
  10. ROC4K

    ROC4K Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just cut up some fresh carrots for them today. Hard to get them away from the pumpkins that are in there though. I tried to get a picture of my SLW roo inside the pumpkin today but...I missed it.[​IMG]
     

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