Can you use cayenne pepper around chickens?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by MiniCoop, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. MiniCoop

    MiniCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you use cayenne pepper around chickens? I know they put it in bird suet. I have had success in the past on keeping raccoons, rabbits and opossums from digging under our fence.
     
  2. layalittleeggfo

    layalittleeggfo Out Of The Brooder

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    Not heard of using pepper :-\
     
  3. bingrancher

    bingrancher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you can, Ive heard it keeps cats from using flower beds as litter boxes too
     
  4. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Yes, you can even mix into feed as high as 10% of total and birds will consume it just fine. They do not seem affected by the "hotness". Will also impart as deep yellow to orange color to yolks of birds eating large amounts of the stuff.
     
  5. akmom28

    akmom28 New Egg

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    Up here in AK lots of people put it in their chicken's water to keep them laying through the winter.
     

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