Celery ?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by cajunlizz, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Can chickens eat raw celery ? I thought of chopping this up with the green from the stalks and feed it to them . Will this hurt them ?
     
  2. rdranch

    rdranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As far as I know they can eat it, wether or not they do is up to them.[​IMG]
     
  3. NurseNettie

    NurseNettie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine eat it-- no chopping needed for them, they tore it apart-- I had some bunches left in the garden that got too old to eat ( hit with frost) and I tossed them in the run along with the non producing brussels sprouts plants, and they make quick work of both. I've given them just about every veggie from my garden "leftovers" and they eat it all.
     
  4. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:How old are your hens . majority of mine are 8 and 9 months old .

    I was hoping it would not effect them or cause eggs to taste celery . YUCK
     
  5. NurseNettie

    NurseNettie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How old are your hens . majority of mine are 8 and 9 months old .

    I was hoping it would not effect them or cause eggs to taste celery . YUCK

    Mine are 4-6 months old- some laying, some not. They've had lots of celery, as well as lots of cabbage and brussels sprouts ( and their plants). Neither seem to impart any odd flavor to the eggs.
     
  6. zachslc

    zachslc Out Of The Brooder

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    My 7-week-olds don't seem to like celery.
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Celery = empty calories?

    Fun to eat.
     
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  8. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

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    I would either chop it or destring it. THey might not like strings in their teeth.
     
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  9. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    UPDATE :

    I just served them celery and the green stalks and added a can of baby corn to that . and had leftover baked sweet potatoes ( less the peelings ) and they ALL but attacked me for more . LOL
     
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  10. RooptyDoo

    RooptyDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens dont seem to like celery. I have tried it twice and they dont eat it but, I think it is ok to feed it to them.
     

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