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Feeding New Chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by kbreak, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. kbreak

    kbreak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you give chickens cabbage leaves raw. Does it need to be chopped up in small pieces. Can I give them the center piece of the cabbage.
     
  2. P-Funk

    P-Funk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls get all of their treats diced into tiny bits. They get so exited when I break out the cutting board it's comical. OK that should be edited. I once caught them eating a snake so they can probably handle a head of cabbage.
     
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  3. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I threw a whole head out to my girls the other day...it was GONE in 24 hours. [​IMG]
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Anything chickens eat can be given raw and is better raw. ETA(except soybeans)
    Wild chickens don't have stoves.

    I chop up the cabbage because they seem to eat more that way.
    I feed collard greens whole and they do OK.
     
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  5. P-Funk

    P-Funk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    CC I would love to see a picture of your chooks. On another note, the girls have never had cabbage, as I don't eat cabbage [​IMG] They go thru about a head of lettuce per week, though. Celery and tomatos are a big favorite as well.
     
  6. kbreak

    kbreak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I chopped the cabbage in small pieces. Apparently my chickens don't like cabbage. They didn't eat it at all.
     
  7. lynnemabry

    lynnemabry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    young chicken do not always know what to do with "people food"

    it seems like all they want is crumble.

    once mine join the main flock they learn the joys "people food"

    kind of like a baby on formula

    they will learn don't worry
     
  8. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Mine don't like cabbage either. [​IMG]
     
  9. fiddlebanshee

    fiddlebanshee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I threw a whole head out to my girls the other day...it was GONE in 24 hours.

    OMG x1000

    I must admit that I had quartered it but it didn't matter one bit to them. They attacked it from all sides and were done with it in less than 24 hours.

    My DH was wondering how the coop smelled that night. Do chickens get gas? [​IMG]
     
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  10. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol I dont think so....but a whole flock with crops full of wilting lettuce?...or lettuce poo? I bet that could stink [​IMG]
     
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