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Chicken 'Catnip'

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Jetlander, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. Jetlander

    Jetlander Out Of The Brooder

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    I was almost certain they would go absolutely crazy over shredded carrots. They are picking at them slowly, but not devouring them as I expected. Is there something that is similar to 'catnip' for chickens? In other words, what is it your chickens can not get enough of?
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    [​IMG] from a neighbor in Renton.

    Try crickets from the pet store- fun to watch the crickets too.

    Imp
     
  3. MattyP

    MattyP Out Of The Brooder

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    Spaghetti noodles.
     
  4. bethandjoeync

    bethandjoeync Chillin' With My Peeps

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    giving them crickets is hilarious to watch!!! they stalk them then peck and WHACK!! they get one and run like mad lol.
     
  5. MattyP

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    I am ordering 1000 crickets tomorrow. I have got to see this in action.
     
  6. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:1000? [​IMG]
    Can I bring my chickens over? [​IMG]

    Imp
     
  7. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    Mine love meal worms
     
  8. MattyP

    MattyP Out Of The Brooder

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    $24 for 1000 crickets delivered to my door.
     
  9. Momma_Cluck

    Momma_Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Grapes (cut in 1/2) and air-popped popcorn!
     
  10. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    tuna. Apparently it is chicken crack.

    Second to that is spagetti noodles. An entertaining way of using leftovers!

    They caught a baby mole the other day and it was like SEC football out there. "It's on the 40, the 30, the 20... FUMBLE!!! And now chicken 2 has the ball (er... mole). She's going long.......... oh, no... tackled on the 10. And the ball is loose..."
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