Ferns for Laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BrianT, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. BrianT

    BrianT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one hen that likes to lay eggs in my neighbors ferns. There are lots of them so I don't really know if she eats them or not. I would like to plant some in our chicken yard so that maybe she will lay there and perhaps some of the others can lay there also. Can anyone confirm that they won't eat them or would I be wasting my effort? Thanks.
     
  2. chickensgobok

    chickensgobok New Egg

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    We live on a woodland property and have wild ferns growing; our girls don't eat them (thank goodness).
     
  3. Barnmaradotte

    Barnmaradotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe you wont notice if there are alot of ferns, But YES they do eat ferns. I HAD 3 fern plants in my backyard.
     

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