Garden Vegatables, some they love some they dont

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Chicken_Hubster, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. Chicken_Hubster

    Chicken_Hubster In the Brooder

    May 4, 2010
    Dillsburg, PA
    So we have noticed that our chickens love old lettuce but they don't seem to cobble up the extra zucchini as much. Are there certain veggies they like better cooked i.e. zucchini? I guess it would make it easier to eat if it is softer.

    Any thoughts are welcome.
  2. SmittenChicken

    SmittenChicken Songster

    Apr 23, 2010
    Mine are the same way, but if I cut up the zucchini and put yogurt on it they get a little more interested...
  3. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Songster

    Apr 26, 2008
    Mine love zucchini too much. LOL They eat it right off the vine ever since the goose taught them how to. I'm lucky if I have any for me.
  4. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

    Jun 27, 2008
    West Central Ohio
    Mine go NUTS over raw broccoli! they eat the fleurettes and all!
  5. Oreo

    Oreo In the Brooder

    Apr 10, 2008
    South Carolina
    The softer it is the more they like it, but mine like peas and beans if they don't have to shell them! They love watermelon, tomatoes, cucumbers, etc. but they prefer to have the watermelon or cucumbers broken up first. I give them all the old rotten stuff from the garden. They love it.
  6. sandiatonimarie

    sandiatonimarie Songster

    Nov 30, 2009
    Tops on my flock's hit parade for veggies are cabbage and watermelon. Carrots were not a success at all. Lettuce, cucumbers, bell peppers and yogurt are also good.
  7. Whimsy

    Whimsy Songster

    Mar 21, 2010
    Cecilia KY
    I had 11 birds I raised from chick...very spoiled rotten chickens. They liked watermelon, grapes cherries, adore bread. We threw in corn cobs and they just look at them! Cukes the same way. A month ago I got three new birds, these guys were raised so differently from mine. I had my little Roo in with them and we threw in some corn cobs to the new birds. Holey Smokes it was like feast there was corn flying everywhere, with the Roo looking on stupidly. The next day we gave more corn to all of them and low and behold my old birds started eating it. I still can't get the new ones to eat bread though.
  8. woodmort

    woodmort Songster

    Jul 6, 2010
    Oxford NY
    Mine will pick the zucchini and cukes right down to the rind but I have to slice them in half, lengthwise first and make sure they are cut side up. otherwise they will ignore them. Beet green and chard are a favorite as well and everyone loves H2Omellon.

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