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Feeding Zucchini

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by MandalaMaMa, Sep 1, 2016.

  1. MandalaMaMa

    MandalaMaMa Songster

    Jul 9, 2013
    southern Oregon coast
    Look what just show up today. Our good friends have been keeping the girls supplied with over sized Zucchini this summer. I just splitting them opened and cutting them into 4 pieces. I give it to them first thing in the morning and it's gone by lunch time. We have 20 chickens - 12 that are 2 1/2 months old. I made zucchini bread for the first time the other day and it's already gone. Can't do that very often -- it's too yuumy. My hubby and I couldn't leave it alone. Is anyone else feeding zucchini this summer.


  2. farmgirllvo

    farmgirllvo Chirping

    Apr 27, 2016
    Out hens love them to!
    Are your hens locked up? Or are they free range? You could slow down on there purchased food a little bit if they are eating that much zucinni
  3. MandalaMaMa

    MandalaMaMa Songster

    Jul 9, 2013
    southern Oregon coast
    The girls get to free range all day when we are home working, in a paddock that we just built. (The joy of working at home) This picture is of some REALLY large zuc that our friends just brought us. The one's I've been feeding them are 1/2 this size and they only get one a day. They also get fermented food twice a day. I just wanted to share and see if anyone else was feeding their chickens zucchini this summer.
  4. jcooper3

    jcooper3 In the Brooder

    My chickens get garden produce every day, including zucchini. They love it all!
  5. 7littlegirls

    7littlegirls Songster

    Aug 18, 2015
    Long Island NY
    My girls get zucchini. I hang it with string in their run and they peck at it. You can grate your zucchini and freeze it so you can make the bread in the winter, or bake it now and freeze it [​IMG]
  6. Eric 2016

    Eric 2016 Chirping

    Jun 29, 2016
    I supplement feed with zucchini and squash as much as possible. The potbelly pigs love it also.
  7. Silkies4U

    Silkies4U Hatching

    Sep 2, 2016
    Olalla, Washington
    My Coop
    I like to make kind of a zucchini pasta for mine, also freezing pieces of zucchini and raw barley seed in ice cubes for treats during the hot summer days.

  8. Sagebrush

    Sagebrush In the Brooder

    Aug 2, 2015
    I just picked a zucchini from my garden and I was carrying it around picking other vegetables. I leaned down with it still in my hand and the next thing I knew one of my hens flew over and jumped on it and pecking away.
  9. Bdchickenfarmer

    Bdchickenfarmer In the Brooder

    Aug 25, 2016
    Zucchini and yellow crookneck squash have been a staple food for our flock this summer!!
  10. MandalaMaMa

    MandalaMaMa Songster

    Jul 9, 2013
    southern Oregon coast
    Thanks everyone for the comments. Glad I'm not the only one giving my girls zucchini this summer. I did just make some zucchini bread today and frozen some for future breads.
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2016

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