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Chickens eating Red Veg?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Dukeofhawg, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. The guy at my local feed store said feeding chickens red/orage colored veg like chard will actually slow egg production. Is this true or a false? And what about beets and beet tops? My chickens love beet tops.

  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Crowing

    Oct 31, 2008
    West Michigan
    My Coop
    Interesting... I've never heard that before and I can't imagine why it would slow production. I'll stay tuned to see what others say.
  3. He said something in the red coloring, some trace mineral causing the slowing of egg production. Sounds like it's and "old wives tale" (no offense ladies).
  4. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

    Aug 20, 2010
    It does sound like an old wives tale. Beet tops are great for them anyway, full of calcium!

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