Give peas a chance!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by GrannyHeeney, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. GrannyHeeney

    GrannyHeeney Songster

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    Are there any foods your chickens absolutely won't eat? I just added peas to the list--they won't touch them. Also, beans in any form, green or otherwise, oatmeal (are you kidding me??), and 9 Volt (the little priss LOL) doesn't like anything wet or sticky because he is an obsessive beak wiper. *insert eye roll here*
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Waiting on a Fresh Garden Salad

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    It can take multiple times of offering different foods to get them to try them. A rooster is good because he will show hens and chicks what's good to eat. Younger birds are less likely to try new stuff without a mom to show them it's safe to eat.
     
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  3. Ducksandchickens

    Ducksandchickens Free Ranging

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    Mine don’t like bananas or peas it’s weird though because when they were chicks they loved peas but apparently changed their mind? :confused::idunno
     
  4. GrannyHeeney

    GrannyHeeney Songster

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    Oh, yep, that's another, bananas. Wouldn't touch it LOL
     
  5. Amatsuhono

    Amatsuhono Chirping

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    Mine must be little piggies. They will eat anything!
     
  6. HeyHo

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    My girls won't eat peas or bananas either! So funny.
     
  7. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

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    You all know the recommendation to hang cabbage in the run for the flock to peck can be a boredom buster?

    I've never yet had a chicken that liked cabbage. Guess they'd rather be bored :lol:
     
  8. Mosey2003

    Mosey2003 Crowing

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    My hens before this batch wouldn't eat carrots for some reason. I was given half a tube of the fancy wet dog food with peas and carrots in it, chucked some chunks out and those carrots sat for days.
     
  9. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Crowing

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    Mine love peas, probably because I use the run fencing to trellis them. I shuck unwanted pods from the other side of the fence and toss in peas, they go nuts.
     
  10. Shadrach

    Shadrach Roosterist

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    I was just about to write the same.:lau
     

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