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Carrot Tops

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Tdub4chiks, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. Tdub4chiks

    Tdub4chiks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone put carrot tops in water to let grow so their chickens can have the greens in the winter time? Will they eat them?
     
  2. Little Ameraucana Mom

    Little Ameraucana Mom Need Help, Can't stop hatching!!!

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    I don't know if they will eat them, but not a bad idea.
     
  3. sunnyvera

    sunnyvera Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On carrot tops - my girls ADORE them. They wiped out two rows of carrots I had in the garden - I never thought about the tops. Now I have a two rows of sticks. They will eat them down in a second.
     
  4. Tdub4chiks

    Tdub4chiks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I have 5 lbs of carrots I think I will cut the tops off & stick into a dish to grow. If they don't eat them, maybe the deer or wild turkeys will enjoy them.
     
  5. RIBill

    RIBill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Before our recent killing freezes, my chickens got a large fist full (20 or so) of carrots every couple days that I yanked out of the ground. They devoured the tops in about 5 minutes. The carrots would be picked at over the rest of the day.
     
  6. RIBill

    RIBill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Before our recent killing freezes, my chickens got a large fist full (20 or so) of carrots every couple days that I yanked out of the ground. They devoured the tops in about 5 minutes. The carrots would be picked at over the rest of the day.
     

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