Chickens Eating Spanish Moss

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ZenHens, May 15, 2012.

  1. ZenHens

    ZenHens Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 30, 2012
    Part of our coop is near a large live oak.
    A big lump of moss fell into the run and the chickens are going wild. They seem to LOVE it.
    Is this okay? Will it cause a parasite problem? I know you don't want to use it for nesting material, but they're eating it up.
    I hope it's not a problem, because this will not be an uncommon issue with the location of their run. We are adding a full roof soon, but probably won't be til the weekend.
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 15, 2011
    SE Pa.
    There are several threads on Spanish moss. Just put it in the search box. Yes they can eat it, course being in Pa. I have no personal experience.

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