can chickens eat grass? that i pull up and feed to them?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Chicken_Addict, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. Chicken_Addict

    Chicken_Addict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok i have been pulling grass and weeds everyday and feeding it to my chickens they loooove it ......is this okay for them? they have access to feed and grit 24/7 just wanted to make sure all green livig plants were safe for them [​IMG]
     
  2. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    absolutely!! My chickens love it when i am gardening, and swarm all around me. Chickens love grass and weeds and all the fresh bugs that come with it! [​IMG]
     
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  3. Chicken_Addict

    Chicken_Addict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lmao yesterday i was pulling up all the big weeds in the yard and my hubby was like what are u doing? i had o explain and he thought i was crazy [​IMG]
     
  4. Redneckchick

    Redneckchick Out Of The Brooder

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    They love it !!
     
  5. Llysse

    Llysse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should make sure they have plenty of grit, or else snip it into small pieces so they don't get crop bound, They eat grass and weeds when they're out ranging on their own, but they nip off little pieces that are easy for them to digest. Long pieces can get stuck in their crop and cause problems sometimes, so be careful. But they do love greens, and so long as they're in smallish pieces, it's good for them.

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  6. countrygirl4513

    countrygirl4513 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine love clover. they're great little yard mowers. but i have mine in lock up till strawberry season is over.
     
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  7. Chicken_Addict

    Chicken_Addict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good addvice ill take some scissors out there and cut it up for them next time [​IMG]
     
  8. Telamon

    Telamon Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2010
    I have no idea.
    Yes! One time, my little bro wanted to play with his little chicken, and then when we brought it outside of the coop, he ate grass!
     
  9. jojufarm

    jojufarm Out Of The Brooder

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    i just have to ask, i think i know, But what is grit?
     
  10. Crack N' Egg

    Crack N' Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    heck ya!!! My 2 yo son and 5 yo daughter will spend 80% of their time playing outside feeding the chickens grass through their run fence. It's really quite precious, especially when my SLW Roo gets ticked that someone other than him is providing for his girls! [​IMG]
     

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