chicken eating garlic shoots?!?!?!?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Crest Acres Girl, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. Crest Acres Girl

    Crest Acres Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a garlic patch...I know chickens arnt suppose to eat garlic, but they are going crazy over the garlic shoot :eek:, Should I let them eat it?


    Also the scratch I give them turned into..plants lol now I grow my own scratch. The chicken enjoys the seeds AND the plant it produces. I thought that was pretty cool [​IMG]
     
  2. redhead83402

    redhead83402 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cool idea on the scratch , think I might try that ~ :-D

    but I wouldn't let your hens eat garlic unless you are planning on making only garlic-y flavored items with the eggs.
    I'd hate to accidently put eggs tinted with garlic into a cake, for instance, lol ~:-D
    ~Red
     
  3. Crest Acres Girl

    Crest Acres Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, they're not necessarily eating the garlic, just the green stuff [​IMG]
     
  4. ixnay

    ixnay Out Of The Brooder

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    Have you tasted the green stuff? It's pretty garlicky. If you are growing stiff-neck, try the scapes in a stir-fry.
     
  5. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    If they're laying it could affect the taste of their eggs.
     

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