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do chooks and ducks like broccolli?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by AHappychick, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    I only like the floretts so I have a bunch of uncooked stems, can I just chop it up and feed it to them? or should I just compost it?
     
  2. ChanceRider

    ChanceRider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens and ducks love it! Most of the time mine get theirs cooked for a warm treat when it's cold outside. I'm sure they'd like it raw as well.
     
  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    My ducks don't like broccoli, but they like cabbage. Go figure.
     
  4. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    Quote:Maybe I should steam it or boil it?
     
  5. PokingMyPancreas

    PokingMyPancreas Out Of The Brooder

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    Steam or boil it. Then mix it up with something else. Mine will only eat broccoli if it's hidden with other food.
     
  6. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    well its all gone, they must have likesd it [​IMG]
    I boiled it until soft and threw it in with the left over apple pieces my ds had dropped to the floor.
     
  7. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you could have seen my brocolli last year and what they did to it!! Yes....they love it!! [​IMG]
     
  8. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our chickens eat brocolli quite readily. We raise a market garden and sell at local farmers markets Spring - Fall. So, we have a lot of brocolli plants at times. When the plants are finished producing heads and florets, I pull them whole and toss into the chicken pasture areas. They eat leaves, stalks, and the root ball.

    Interesting about how they eat the stalks on whole plants - they start at the tip and peck, peck, peck their way down to the base. They do leave the very bottom, about 4 inches above the root ball.
     

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