Can you feed the chickens too much lettuce?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by SparksNV, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. SparksNV

    SparksNV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We got a huge box of lettuce leaves from Save Mart (for 99 cents!). The leaves actually look good enough for us to eat! Most of the leaves are green leaf lettuce. I gave some to my neighbor and some to the guinea pig but still have lots. I have given the chickens two helpings yesterday and one today. They eat it all gone.

    But can I give them too much?
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Nope. They will be fine.

    They may experience a few days of "squishy poops", but it would be nothing to worry about.

    ETA: I wouldnt rely on the lettuce for their only food though. [​IMG]
     
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  3. Barry Natchitoches

    Barry Natchitoches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went out to the chicken yard and took a poll among my chooks, asking them your question.


    100% of the hens and roosters in my yard say that "NO" you cannot feed your chickens too much lettuce. (Can you tell that my birds love the lettuce I give them from my garden?)
     
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  4. shareverwonder

    shareverwonder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls wont touch lettus, they turn there noses up and walk away.[​IMG]
     
  5. SparksNV

    SparksNV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys! My chickens also have Layena and oyster shell available.

    Yes, squishy poo observed and picked up [​IMG]
     

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