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Chickens love eating zucchini

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Barnyard Dawg, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have way more zucchini that we can eat so we will let some grow fairly large and cook them and feed them to the chickens they love em, anyone else?
     
  2. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2008
    IA
    Mine love it cut open and raw [​IMG] Esp. the 12 week olds.
     
  3. Ericasl

    Ericasl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My zucchini is growing like crazy I bet I have 20 that are almost ready. I will let some get real big and gine them all a treat.
     
  4. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    I read somewhere to cut your large zucchinis in chunks, freeze it and give it to the chickens as a treat in the winter, thawed first of course.
     
  5. Lea71

    Lea71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine too!! [​IMG] My garden is overflowing with zucchini and tomatoes right now, so the girls get yummy, chopped tomatoe (is that spelled right, looks funny) and zucchini salads...they love it! [​IMG]
     
  6. utahmethodist

    utahmethodist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have to cook the zucchini before you feed it to the chickens?

    BTW, "tomato" has an "e" at the end only when you pluralize it, as in "tomatoes". Dan Quayle learned that the hard way. [​IMG]
     
  7. Lea71

    Lea71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Thanks...I thought it looked weird. [​IMG] I don't cook it...my girls are only 8 wks, so I just chop it up into bite size pieces. When they get older I was planning on just throwing it in there and letting them pick away. [​IMG]
     
  8. bulldog-girl

    bulldog-girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any time you cook a food you lose some of the vitamins. I would give them as much raw stuff as you could. Zucchini is soft enough in the raw state anyway. good use of extra garden produce.

    Also, a frozen piece of watermelon rind or zucchini might be great for them on a hot day. Any danger of them getting a frozen chunk caught in their mouth? I am not getting my chickens until end of summer but loving all the great ideas!!

    [​IMG]
     
  9. coopy

    coopy Out Of The Brooder

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    Can they eat uncooked zucchini peels? Thanks
     
  10. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    Quote:Yes [​IMG]
     

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