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can to much greens hurt your chickens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by fastdraw7, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. fastdraw7

    fastdraw7 New Egg

    Jan 14, 2014
    i feed my chickens lettuce and kale twice a day am i over doing it [​IMG]?
  2. foreverlearning

    foreverlearning Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    You want to limit the amount of treats you give them as it lowers the amount of protein they are getting from their regular food. If you feed the standard 16-17% protein feed they would get less treats then if you were feeding 20% protein feed. They need protein to make eggs so you don't want to reduce how much they are getting on a regular basis.
  3. tatertot

    tatertot Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2013
    My hens eat crumbles but won't eat pellets of the same brand...why is that
  4. foreverlearning

    foreverlearning Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    I have no clue but mine are the same way. I think based on my girls it is because they are spoiled and grew up with crumbles. Now most people don't have this issue and say that their girls love the pellets. When I say spoiled I mean if I don't come out with some sort of scrap from last nights dinner for them they come up the stairs and peck at the door until I open it. If I don't have anything for them they try to come in (I don't like them in the house if I can help it). Have you ever tried meat scraps for treats? Mine are obsessed with deer and it's pure protein.

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