Do chickens eat green bean stalks & leaves? Corn stalks?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Mamasan7, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. Mamasan7

    Mamasan7 Out Of The Brooder

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    Time to clean up the garden! Can I give it to the chickens?
    I also have pumpkin leaves and vines & zuchini vines.
    I can compost the whole lot of it, but if it's edible for chickens I'd rather give it to them.
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

  3. RedfogsFlock

    RedfogsFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I took my garden fence down a few weeks ago I just let em in! We had brussel sprouts, corn, zuchinni, peas, green beans, lima beans, sunflowers, bell peppers, bannana peppers, & tomatoes! My flock made very quick work of it all & everyone is still alive, lol. I hope that helps. If something in there isn't good for them i'm sure someone will let us know!
     
  4. bigoakhunter

    bigoakhunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine eat all the bean stalks/leaves any green stuff from garden. Brussel sprout and pepper plants. They do not seem to like corn stalks though.[​IMG]
     
  5. Mamasan7

    Mamasan7 Out Of The Brooder

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    lol, redfog! That's what I ended up doing! We have a "fence" of marigolds that the chickens just wouldn't pass through so I pulled up a big clump and they filed right in - it was hilarious! They are loving the corn rows and the beans as long as we de-pod them for em.
    Lazy girls!

    I was done picking beans so I put them back in their yard and rewarded them with a nice fat zuchini! Tomorrow I'll let them in the garden again, thanks for the advice!
     
  6. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    Not and live... Green beans are poisonous
     
  7. Boo-Boo's Mama

    Boo-Boo's Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

    I gave mine fresh green beans this summer.

    I have been thinning blackeyed peas and sharing these with the girls.
     

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