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Do chickens like parsley?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by guesswhatchickenbutt, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. guesswhatchickenbutt

    guesswhatchickenbutt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a big bunch of parsley I was going to give to the chickens, but I'm not sure if they like it - or even if it's good for chickens. I hate giving them stuff they hate because then i have to walk around the run picking it up so it doesn't rot and stink.

    Ideas?
     
  2. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

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    They'll eat anything. They may not go crazy for it, but leave it there. Sometimes they just eat it little by little...
     
  3. redsullivan

    redsullivan Out Of The Brooder

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    I tried parsley from my garden the other day (the guinea pigs love it) - but the chickens turned up their beaks and stomped all over it. [​IMG]
     
  4. guesswhatchickenbutt

    guesswhatchickenbutt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah I know rabbits love it too, but I have a strong feeling my girls will do the mexican hat dance on the parsley too - LOL.
     
  5. spammy

    spammy Out Of The Brooder

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    My chickens ate all the parsley in my herb garden, nothing else.
     
  6. PAJerry

    PAJerry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine definitely hate it. They eat everything else, but not parsley.
     
  7. ChookHappy

    ChookHappy Dances with Chickens

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    I'd give it time or perhaps cut it up into chunks. They might just like the tops if you have them still on or maybe mix it with something else they like. My girls love almost any green I've given them so far. Romaine lettuce took them a while to be interested although. I've noticed so far that chickens can be picky eaters but are constantly on the look for anything to eat.
     
  8. guesswhatchickenbutt

    guesswhatchickenbutt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just gave mine the parsley. It's been sitting there about 45 minutes and they have smelled it, scratched it and ignored it. We'll see if it's still there when I put them away tonight.
     
  9. cxgray

    cxgray New Egg

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    If I put cut parsley down for the girls they will ignore it. But, if I put a clump in a pot they are thrilled and will eat every leaf in just a few days.
     
  10. MaryOos

    MaryOos Out Of The Brooder

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    My 11 week old chickens love parsley. I have not found a leafy green they won't eat - radish tops, carrot tops, parsley, cabbage, & spinach. Also my hosta leaves.
     

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