Can I feed chickens hot peppers for healthier eggs?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by GimmeCake, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. GimmeCake

    GimmeCake Songster

    May 8, 2013
    I'm wondering if it will affect my chickens if I fed them some Bhut Jolokia or Moruga Scorpion peppers from my garden? Specifically if it will affect the taste in the eggs. The peppers have lots of vitamins in it and that's why I want to feed it to them. Also, how would I give them to them? Raw? Dried?

  2. thylton

    thylton In the Brooder

    Jan 27, 2011
    I'm no expert, but don't think it will hurt your chickens. May have some spicy eggs if you fed to many.
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    I feed my chickens bell peppers and anahiems all the time. I'm not familiar with the specific peppers you're talking about (we're very much gringos!), but my birds think peppers are great. I feed tons of stuff from my garden every year.
  4. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Songster

    Jul 22, 2013
    Go for it. Sometimes you have to give them foods a few time before the flock finds the treat yummy but no harm in trying. It can make your eggs spicy though

  5. marktoo

    marktoo Songster

    I mix garlic & cayenne into my birds FF every morning, they seem to like it. They're not laying yet so I don't know how it will effect the eggs.

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