Fresh fruit, veggies, and meats?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by casadezorola, Nov 8, 2015.

  1. casadezorola

    casadezorola Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone!!

    My flock is a dozen members strong, and 8/12 are laying (the other 4 should be any day now!).

    I believe they are getting bored with just their later crumble and random heads of lettuce here and there.

    What are some things they CANNOT eat? What do your girls enjoy the most?

    Any tips or tricks or toys to fight boredom that are tried and true?

    Thanks again!
     
  2. allosaurusrock

    allosaurusrock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Meat is good, and so are most veggies. I've heard things with a lot of citrus are bad.
     
  3. zekintha

    zekintha Out Of The Brooder

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    My girls love corn, lettuce, kale, cucumbers, tomatoes, the inside from
    An melons, all types of berries, grapes....

    I've read not to give them raw potatoes (my sister gave them a raw pitatoe and they wouldn't even touch it) but they live mashed potatoes.
     
  4. TrialandError

    TrialandError Out Of The Brooder

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    I just gave mine a pumpkin. Although they were terrifed of it for a couple days they finally started eating on it today.
     
  5. gill78

    gill78 New Egg

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    I have heard not to feed the hens rhubarb, green potato, citrus and onion.
    I also found that my hens will eat anything they like or is good for them, but won't eat what is not good for them.
    My hens like sweetcorn, especially in the summer if I freeze it in a little water in an ice cube container. They will sit and eat/drink it until it is gone.
     
  6. chickmomma03

    chickmomma03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine get some scraps from the house, but not a ton, plus breads, fruits, and veggies I buy/get for free from the grocer. I bring out little bits of bread, fruits, veggies, and meats. I don't feed them a lot of fat from the meat though, just small amounts contained in the meat.

    Mine love:
    mangoes (no pit)
    bananas (no peel)
    apples (no seeds or peel)
    watermelon
    spinach
    a little iceberg lettuce
    hamburger
    pork
    steak
    rice
    spaghetti noodles
    breads/rolls

    I cut everything up pretty small. So far, that's about all I have given them. Not all at the same time, but offered at different times on different days.

    I bring out small snack portions twice a day. Morning and evening. I will bring out 3 cut up bananas in the morning, and then some leftovers from dinner in the evening. Or I will bring out 3 cut up apples in the morning, and then bread in the evening (I don't give bread every day though since I've been told not to give too much, I offer a couple times a week in small portions and they love it)
     

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