Garden veggies the do's and dont's

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by PunkerTechnoRoo?ter, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. PunkerTechnoRoo?ter

    PunkerTechnoRoo?ter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so I know onion cause eggs to have a off flavor. Is there anything else veggie wise chickens shouldnt eat ?
    I was thinking about growing broom corn which I think is a type of millet just for them. Will I need to crack the kernals or could I just throw in the plant whole into the coop ?
     
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Check out the Chicken Treats page that Buff Hooligan's put together. Towards the bottom is a list of things that chickens shouldn't be fed.

    Did a Google search on feeding broom corn to chickens and found some info about doing so but not a whole lot.


    Sorry I couldn't be more help!


    Dawn
     
  3. PunkerTechnoRoo?ter

    PunkerTechnoRoo?ter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you very much. [​IMG]
     
  4. 39jdeere

    39jdeere Out Of The Brooder

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    I wouldn't be afraid to feed anything that comes out of garden
    vegetables anything you can eat they can
    an for the onions a little or the ends won't be enough to taint the taste of the egg

    craig
     
  5. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Broomcorn info is on Purdue's "New Crop" webpages. This is a good source for things out of the ordinary. Click the "index" link at the top of the page and you can find info on more crops that you could have even thought of.

    http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/nexus/Sorghum_nex.html

    Steve
     
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    swampwander Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I grow milo/ sourghum found in cheap birdseed for my girls. It's also found in commercial scratch mixtures. Regular birds here won't eat it because of the grain size, but the girls LOVE it.
     
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    modenacart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have thrown scraps from the table to our chickens and have never noticed a difference in the taste of the eggs.
     

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